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Daybreak Drive-IN: Stolen car chase prompts Trooper gunfire… Emmy award-winning actor dies… Major IndyCar sponsor switches teams

Daybreak Drive-IN posts every morning before 5 AM. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Wednesday’s Daybreak Drive-IN ranges from the latest gunfire by police, to the death of a highly acclaimed actor, to the switch of a major sponsor in IndyCar. Catch it here — and subscribe through Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your favorite podcast.

  • Overnight, state troopers and IMPD officers searched for two people from a stolen car case that turned into a chase – and led one trooper to fire shots. ISP stated last night on the west side of Indianapolis, just north of the speedway. State police say the trooper pulled over a car with three people inside – one stayed, one ran, and one drove away. As of early this morning, the latter two were still on the lam.
  • The Bloomington City Council could vote today to sell the police department’s current building. The current headquarters is on Third Street, not far from the IU campus. According to city documents, three interested buyers are willing to pay $3 – 5 million for the property.
  • Negotiators at United Nations COP28 climate talks agreed Wednesday that the world must transition away from planet-warming fossil fuels. Countries were split between those wanting strong language on a phase-out of fossil fuels and others who wanted some way to continue burning oil, gas, and coal.
  • U.S. regulators have taken the first step toward requiring cars and trucks to have devices that prevent drunk or impaired driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is moving toward a new federal safety standard requiring the technology in all new passenger vehicles.
  • Sad passing in entertainment. The wildly gifted actor Andre Braugher has died. His television roles on “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Brooklyn 99” brought him his greatest fame – but his work on stage and film was critically acclaimed, too. Braugher was nominated for 11 Emmy awards and won twice. He was just 61 years old.
  • IndyCar’s defending champion is taking over one of the sport’s most recognizable paint schemes. DHL is moving its sponsorship from its longtime partner -Andretti Autosport- to Chip Ganassi racing instead. Last year, Romain Grosjean drove the company’s yellow-and-red livery. Ryan Hunter-Reay won the Indy 500 with it in 2014.