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Suspect drives into police cars during chase, officers hospitalized

Posted at 6:15 AM, Aug 09, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were hospitalized Wednesday morning when a person crashed a stolen truck into their cars, police said.

The incident began shortly after midnight in the 2000 block of N. Lafayette Road. Police were called for a domestic disturbance report.

When officers arrived, they found a woman who made the call on her boyfriend. The man was in a white Ford F-350.

When an officer approached the man, the driver put the car in reverse and intentionally hit the squad car, an IMPD spokesperson said at the scene.

While police chased the truck through several neighborhoods, the suspect crashed into two other police cars. One officer eventually ended the chase by using the PIT maneuver (Pursuit Intervention Technique).

The two hospitalized officers have non-life-threatening injuries.

"Our officers were then able to intentionally PIT that driver into the fence to end the pursuit and to end that driver's ability to continue to ram our police cars and put our officers in danger," IMPD Major Rich Riddle said.

After stopping the truck, officers used a Taser to get the man under control. Officers noted he had slurred speech and acted aggressively toward them.

The F-350 was found to be stolen from Greenfield, Riddle said.

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