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Martin Coppola indicted, charged with 2 counts of evading arrest

Published: Sep. 24, 2014 at 2:17 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2014 at 2:58 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Texas Tech HSC professor charged with leading police on a high speed chase may also go to trial.

A Lubbock Grand Jury indicted Martin Coppola on two counts of evading arrest on Tuesday.

Coppola is currently on leave from his assistant professorship at the Health Sciences Center.

Back on Sept. 8, police say Coppola refused to pull over for a traffic stop in North Lubbock.

Officers chased him to Vintage Township, where they say he switched vehicles, leading police on a second chase.

That's why he's facing two charges.

Authorities say Coppola had a gun when they made the arrest.

They took his weapon, but say Coppola refused to show both of his hands.

Officers then used a taser and physical force to make the arrest.

Coppola has since bonded out of jail.

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