police-pursuitA Thursday morning traffic stop on a gold Honda Accord ended miles away after the vehicle fled from Plymouth Police Officer John Weir and a high speed pursuit ensued.

MugShot_Werb, GaryAbout 8:10 Officer Weir attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic infraction at Charles and Minor Streets. The driver, 35 year old Gary Werb of Plymouth fled the scene in his vehicle and police from Plymouth, Marshall County, Knox and Starke County were called to assist with the apprehension.

As the pursuit traveled along 14B Road a black bag was thrown from the vehicle.  Police were able to locate the bag which contained methamphetamine and paraphernalia.

At one point, a male passenger in the vehicle bailed out of the vehicle at 14B Road and Olive Trail. Although police searched for the subject who jumped out of the vehicle, they were unable to locate him.

The high speed pursuit continued along county roads, crossing over State Road 17 and finally ending at the County Line Road where Werb gave-up and pulled over and put his hands out of the window.

Gary Werb was lodged in the Marshall County Jail for Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.

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