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BEDFORD, Ind. — A man who tried to run away from police on a scooter is in jail.

Indiana State Police say on December 18, troopers witnessed James Sykes, 55, driving a Honda scooter, changing lanes without using a turn signal and running a red light.

After witnessing Sykes’ traffic violations, the officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop. However, instead of pulling over, Sykes accelerated and a pursuit ensued.

ISP said that during the chase, Sykes tossed a small bag in an alley. The pursuit then came to an end as the scooter overturned.

Sykes, who was uninjured in the crash, was found to be in possession of close to seven grams of meth, heroin, and pills.

He was arrested and taken to the Lawrence County Jail. Sykes faces numerous charges, including dealing and possessing meth and heroin, plus resisting law enforcement. 

(PHOTO: Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office)