Suspected drug trafficker drives wrong way on I-70 during police pursuit, causes 5-car crash

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Police say a drug trafficking suspect was arrested Tuesday after a pursuit that led to a multi-vehicle crash.

Officers attempted to pull over the suspect for a traffic violation. The suspect fled from police and exited I-70 at Post Road, made a U-turn in a gas station and headed back towards the interstate.

The suspect began driving eastbound on the westbound shoulder of the interstate. After another U-turn, the driver continued to try and escape.

Just west of the Keystone Avenue/Rural Street exit, the suspect crashed into the back of a vehicle, which caused a chain-reaction crash involving five vehicles.

The suspect attempted to run away, but police were able to capture him in the 2400 block of Enterprise Parkway.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found a small amount of suspected drugs and bundles of cash. .  The suspect told the officers that he fled because he was out of prison on parole from California and feared returning to prison for another arrest.

He faces preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and possession of a narcotic drug.

One driver was extricated from his vehicle and taken to Eskenazi Health for treatment. Two of the drivers were uninjured. Another driver had minor injuries.


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