Fire truck helps trooper arrest man during foot chase

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis man faces several charges after he led an Indiana State Police trooper on a foot chase early Monday morning.

It happened around 3 a.m. on Interstate 70 near the 83.9 mile marker.

Police say the trooper stopped a 2012 Chevrolet for a traffic violation but as soon as the car stopped, the driver, later identified as Antwand Wallace, 33, got out of the car with a gun and started running.

The trooper chased after Wallace over an interstate guardrail and down local streets. Wallace was apprehended on East Ludlow Avenue at Balley Avenue with the help of an Indianapolis fire truck that was on its way to a medical run. The fire truck saw the chase and positioned the truck in Wallace’s path. Another fire truck was sent to the medical run.

Officials say Wallace threw the gun on the grass at some point during the chase. It was recovered and was reported as stolen.

The trooper was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital for cuts, abrasions and a bruised hand. Wallace was taken to Sydney & Lois Eskenazi Health for scrapes.

Wallace was preliminarily charged with driving while suspended with a prior convention, a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun without a license and resisting law enforcement causing bodily injury.

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