Driver arrested after short chase ends in crash

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Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 1:03 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Police say a suspect was taken into custody after a very short chase.

EPD says while trying to make a traffic stop at St. Joseph Avenue and Lloyd, the driver drove off at a high rate of speed.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials say about 14 seconds later, the car continued around a curve, losing control and striking a guard rail on Ohio Street.

They say the driver then climbed out of the car and began running away from officers.

That man was identified as Chadwick Barker.

Chadwick Barker
Chadwick Barker(Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office)

Officers told Barker to stop running multiple times.

They say Baker eventually surrendered.

Police say while searching Barker’s car, they found glass pipes and a safe containing methamphetamine and other substances.

Barker was arrested and booked into Vanderburgh County jail on several charges including resisting law enforcement and leaving the scene of an accident.

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