Motorcyclist arrested after chase

A Thursday morning pursuit involving a motorcycle ended with the arrest of a Dubois County man.

According to authorities, Trooper Brock Werne was patrolling State Road 64 just west of Huntingburg when he observed a blue Yamaha motorcycle traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed at about 8:35 a.m. Werne activated his emergency lights in an attempt to pull over the motorcycle, but the driver accelerated away at speeds over 100 miles per hour, police said.

Werne continued pursuing the fleeing motorcycle onto Styline Drive, County Road 500 South, and eventually County Road 400 West, where the driver turned into the parking lot at Styline and allegedly attempted to hide. Werne found the motorcycle and driver hiding between a truck and the building and placed him into custody without incident.

The driver, 43-year-old Daniel Aaserud of Petersburg, was driving on a suspended license. He also had expired motorcycle license plates and was wanted on a writ through Pike County for failing to pay child support.

Aaserud was charged with a Level 6 felony count of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor count of driving while suspended with a prior conviction and a Class C misdemeanor count of reckless driving. He was booked into the Dubois County Security Center on $750 cash bond.

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