Driver leads police on chase from DUI checkpoint

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Police say a driver fled from a DUI checkpoint, leading police on a chase before crashing into a tree Sunday morning.

According to IMPD, the driver was nearing the checkpoint, near Pennsylvania Street and South Street, around 1 a.m. Sunday, when he made a sudden u-turn.

Police say they tried to stop the driver, but he fled, leading police the wrong way down two streets.

The chase ended at Orange Street and East Street, which is about a mile and a half from where the checkpoint was stationed.

Police say the driver hit a tree and ran from his car.  An open bottle of liquor was found in the car.

Police have not yet made an arrest in the incident and are working to identify the driver. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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