Man arrested after U.S. 31 chase

A man was arrested early Sunday morning after police said he sped through several red lights along U.S. 31 during a pursuit with police.

Robert Rogers, 26, of Indianapolis, was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, resisting an officer and engaging in a speed contest.

An officer stationed along U.S. 31 in Greenwood saw a sports car and motorcycle heading south that appeared to be racing each other at about 1 a.m. Sunday morning, a Greenwood Police Department report said. The vehicles were going 84 mph in a 45 mph zone, the report said.

The officer tried to stop both vehicles, and pulled into a nearby gas station. The car stopped, but Rogers accelerated on his motorcycle and went north on U.S. 31 into Indianapolis, driving through several red lights, the report said.

The chase ended when Rogers drove behind a store in the 7000 block of U.S. 31 in Indianapolis, hit a curb and slid onto the grass. He started to run, but stopped once the officer pulled out his Taser, the report said.

Rogers, 661 Barbados Drive, Apt. 3, was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was released on $3,200 bond.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2702.