KHP: Driver involved in chase was captured after car was found burning

(Source: Kansas Highway Patrol via Facebook)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The driver involved in a high-speed chase Wednesday morning was captured after the fleeing car was found burning, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.

According to a post on its Facebook page, Capitol Police spotted the dark-colored Chevrolet Camaro shortly before 9 a.m. driving recklessly Topeka Presbyterian Manor, near 6th and Fairlawn Rd., and tried stopping it. The trooper eventually ended the chase because of the high speeds.

Not long after that, Topeka Police officers and Kansas Highway Patrol troopers found the car ablaze, near SW 7th St. and Oakley Ave., near the Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy.

The driver, David Garcia, had taken off on foot, shoving a police officer while trying to getaway. Within a block, the suspect was captured after being shot by a taser.

Garcia was booked into the Shawnee Co. jail on counts of battery to a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property, obstruction, reckless driving, and driving while suspended, KHP said, adding that more charges are pending.

The Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office, Topeka Fire Dept., and AMR, also responded to assist with the incident.