Two officers injured after vehicle pursuit released from hospital

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(WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Police said two IMPD officers were released from the hospital Sunday following a vehicle pursuit ending in a crash Saturday night on the city’s southeast side.

According to IMPD spokesman Chris Wilburn, an IMPD officer pulled over a driver on Saturday at 9:47 p.m. Robert Carson, 30, of Indianapolis complied, but then took off after the officer asked for his license and registration.

Police said the driver hit a motorcycle at Raymond Street and Keystone Avenue during the pursuit. A man and woman were on the motorcycle at the time.

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(Motorcycle hit in vehicle pursuit/WISH Photo)

Both passengers were taken to the hospital but police said neither person was seriously injured.

Wilburn said two IMPD squad cars also crashed during the pursuit at Kelly Street and Keystone Avenue in an attempt to avoid crashing into the suspect’s car.

Police said Officer Carmichael and Officer Anderson were taken to Methodist Hospital in serious condition. The two were released on Sunday evening.

Wilburn said the officers were part of IMPD’s east district patrol, but the chase brought them to the southeast area.

According to the IMPD, officers smelled alcohol on Carson’s breath and possibly marijuana in his car.

Carson was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in stable condition, according to Wilburn.

Police said the Marion County Prosecutors Office will make final charging decisions.

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