Arlington Officer Injured During Chase

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    An Arlington motorcycle officer was injured during a chase Wednesday afternoon.

    Motors Officer Jason Heisel and his motorcycle went down while avoiding the suspect's vehicle during a pursuit of a a drug suspect in a maroon GMC Envoy.

    The chase began after an Arlington police officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 6000 block of Pioneer Parkway on a vehicle that was being sought by Tarrant County Sheriff's Office.

    The suspect fled, making multiple turns, and led officers on Sieber Driver into Dalworthington Gardens.

    Heisel was injured when the suspect turned his vehicle around after turning onto a street that had no outlet. Heisel took evasive action to avoid the suspect's vehicle, which was driving toward him, and he and his bike went down.

    Heisel was taken by ambulance to an Arlington hospital to be treated for injuries to his foot.

    The chase suspect later turned onto another street without an outlet and drove through a fence into an open field. He came to a stop in the middle of the field and ran away from officers, police said.

    He was apprehended a short time later, Arlington police said.

    The man taken to an Arlington hospital as a precaution before he was released into the custody of the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office.