Slow driving truck leads to arrest of driver after police standoff

Slow driving truck leads to arrest of driver after police standoff
Police say Marty G. Peek, 34, of Shoals, Indiana, was screaming at passing cars and nearly hit a police car. (Source: Columbus, IN Police Department)

COLUMBUS, IN (WAVE) - A man has been arrested in Bartholomew County, Indiana after an attempted traffic stop led to a standoff with police.

Around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, an Indiana State Police trooper saw a truck driving very slowly, going 2 to 3 miles per hour, on 2nd Street, according to Columbus police. After additional officers arrived, they tried to stop the truck but the driver refused to pull over.

Police say the driver, Marty G. Peek, 34, of Shoals, Indiana, was screaming at passing cars and swerved his vehicle nearly striking a Columbus police car when the officer attempted to pass by him.

When Peek stopped the truck a short time later on Central Avenue, officers conducted a high risk traffic stop but Peek refused to get out of the truck. That led to a 25 minute standoff before Columbus officers used a Taser to take Peak into custody.

After Peek check at a hospital, he was booked into the Bartholomew County Jail for resisting law enforcement and two traffic charges.

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