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Moped Driver Lagrant Smith Leads Police On Slow-Speed Chase (Video)

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A man riding around on a stolen moped faces multiple charges after an hour-long police chase throughout Fort Wayne, Ind.

Sgt. Mark Brooks, a city police spokesman, said an officer initially stopped Lagrant Smith about 10:15 p.m. on Friday night for driving the wrong way. Smith reportedly spoke with the officer but refused to turn off the moped and rode away, Brooks said, according to The Journal Gazette.

A chase then ensued with the 40-year-old Smith, reaching top speeds of 25 miles per hour.

“He was just driving around,” Brooks said.

The Blaze reported that at around 11:15 p.m., Smith stopped driving and attempted to flee officers on foot. The man, however, was quickly caught by police who used a stun gun to apprehend him, according to WISH-TV.

Smith reportedly sideswiped two vehicles during the chase, which, according to witnesses, involved more than 10 squad cars. An officer suffered a minor leg injury in the foot chase, Brooks said.

After being taken to a hospital to be checked out, Smith was later booked into the Allen County Jail on charges of receiving stolen property, criminal recklessness, marijuana possession, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and two counts of resisting law enforcement. His bail was reportedly set at $8,250.

Sources: The Blaze, The Journal Gazette

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