Truck driver leads police on long chase

An Asphalt Solutions employee was taken into custody Wednesday after leading Indianapolis police on an hour-long chase in a work truck. According to police, 31-year-old James Maxwell stole the truck from work and led more than a dozen officers on a slow chase that started downtown and proceeded through the west and northwest sides of the city. He surrendered at 6:55 p.m. at Harding and New York streets without a fight. Police said Maxwell's boss let him use the truck so he could get a chauffeur driver’s license, but Maxwell refused to give back the vehicle. Maxwell, who has an outstanding parole-violation warrant, faces charges of auto theft, criminal recklessness and fleeing arrest.

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