Police: Man went on high speed chase in stolen car

Published: Aug. 16, 2012 at 8:01 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM EDT
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Richard Franklin (Source: Clark County Jail)
Richard Franklin (Source: Clark County Jail)

CLARKSVILLE, IN (WAVE) – Police arrested a southern Indiana man in Clarksville after they said they were led on a high speed chase.

According to Clarksville police, Richard Franklin sped away from them police during a routine traffic stop after officers discovered the Dodge Magnum he was driving was stolen.

Franklin managed to lose officers, but they soon caught up with him. Franklin surrendered to police on Lewis and Clark Parkway after trying to get away on foot.

He is charged with motor vehicle theft.

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