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Marion man detained following I-69 pursuit



Muncie, Indiana – Following a brief chase along Interstate 69, a Marion man was taken into custody by Indiana State Pendleton District troopers on suspicion of possessing marijuana on Saturday night.

A blue Chevrolet Cruz with an equipment violation was observed by an Indiana State Police officer who was cruising Interstate 69 close to the 241-mile marker at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, according to the state police.

When the motorist tried to run away from the policeman, the trooper started a traffic stop and approached the driver’s door, according to the police.

The pursuit, according to ISP, continued on Interstate 69 and lasted for about ten minutes. The driver is said to have thrown many bags out of the car during the chase.

When the pursuit began, according to the police, another trooper was also policing Interstate 69 close to the 151-mile marker. This trooper was able to set up stop sticks in the vicinity of the 151 mile sign.

When the getaway car got close to the 151-mile milestone, the driver noticed the second trooper’s squad car up ahead and pulled over, handing himself into the authorities.

According to the police, the troopers pulled over the vehicle during a traffic stop and apprehended the driver without any more incidents.

Zachariah Avery Malek Randolph, 25, of Marion, Indiana, was the driver who was apprehended and first accused of:

• Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle – Level 6 Felony.
• Dealing of Marijuana – Class A Misdemeanor.
• Resisting Law Enforcement – Class A Misdemeanor.
• Driving While Suspended (Prior) – Class A Misdemeanor.


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