MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Prattville police officer has resigned from his duties after a slow-speed chase through Montgomery Wednesday afternoon.
Officer Christopher Eldridge's resignation is effective immediately according to Prattville Mayor Jim Byard. He worked with the department for eleven years.
"I am thankful that no one was injured in yesterday's incident," said Byard in a statement. "Unfortunately police officers are not immune from making wrong choices or poor decisions."
Eldridge led Montgomery police on a slow-speed chase the wrong way down Interstate 85, onto the Atlanta Highway and finally down Lincoln Drive before officers used the Pitt manuver to stop his vehicle.
He was tazed when he refused to get out of the car. Afterward, medics took the man to Jackson Hospital for routine treatment.
He is now charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (crack cocaine), misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and reckless endangerment.
Eldridge also faces "several" traffic citations, including Attempting to elude.