Indiana driver tries to jump closed bridge during police chase, leaves behind prosthetic leg

Posted at 6:45 PM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 20:45:33-04

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are searching for a driver who tried to jump a bridge “Dukes of Hazards” style. But this isn’t Hollywood, so it didn’t turn out well.

Officers said they encountered a reckless driver Sunday night, and he almost hit an IMPD patrol car head-on.

The driver refused to stop and led officers on a chase to a closed bridge. The driver ignored the signs and warnings and attempted to drive across the bridge, but his vehicle skidded and came to rest as it hit the exposed beams of the bridge.

The driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Literally. One foot.

Officers arrested a passenger who was supposed to be on house arrest; the passenger told police the driver is a one-legged man, and he left his prosthetic leg behind.

Police said they are confident they will track down the driver soon.