From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol arrested a man on multiple charges after he ran from police on Wednesday, November 17, at approximately 10:10 a.m.
According to ALEA, troopers attempted to stop a grey Nissan Altima in front of the Birmingham Trooper Post for reckless driving after hearing multiple gunshots in the area. The vehicle driver failed to stop and continued at a high rate of speed through the area until the driver stopped and fled on foot. The driver attempted to jump a ditch where he broke his ankle and was taken into custody.
The driver was arrested on multiple charges, including attempting to elude, reckless endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, and driving while revoked. Additionally, ALEA Troopers later recovered a firearm in the area, and ammunition for that firearm was located in the driver’s vehicle.
Nothing further is available as ALEA Troopers continue to investigate.