Update, Monday, August 26: NewsChannel 15 speaks to the witness who caught the low-speed chase on his camera.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Police said a man is facing seven charges after he led police on a moped pursuit Friday night near the southeast side of Fort Wayne.
According to Fort Wayne Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Mark Brooks, an officer pulled over Lagrant Smith, 40, who was driving a moped near Eckart and Winter Streets around 10:15 p.m. Friday.
Brooks said Smith initially pulled over but then refused to speak with the officer and took off on his moped.
More than 10 FWPD squad cars followed Smith on his moped. The pursuit led police around a large side of southeast Fort Wayne, according to Brooks.
Viewer Jed Johnson was able to catch the pursuit in action and used Report!t to send in the video. Click on the video tab above to see the pursuit.
Brooks said the pursuit speed topped out at around 20 miles per hour.
Smith was finally apprehended in the 5300 block of South Anthony Boulevard, after leading police around for about two miles.
Police said Smith got off his moped and attempted to flee on foot. Officers had to use a stun gun on Smith and arrested him shortly after, Brooks said.
According to police, Smith hit several cars during the pursuit.
Brooks also said a police officer suffered a minor leg injury during the pursuit.
Smith faces the following charges:
- Resisting law enforcement in a vehicle with injury to an officer
- Resisting law enforcement
- Leaving the scene of a property damage accident
- Criminal recklessness
- Reckless driving
- Possession of marijuana
Brooks said Smith is facing a theft charge because the moped he was driving was a stolen vehicle.
Police said Smith was treated at a local hospital and then taken to jail.
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