UPDATE: Man taken away in an ambulance after police chase ends in Benton Township


Updated Information:

BENTON TOWNSHIP, COLUMBIA/LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — One man was taken away in an ambulance Monday night after a police chase.

It happened in Benton Township, near the Columbia, Luzerne County line around 7:00 p.m. Monday.

According to Salem Township Police, it all started when they stopped a tan Nissan sedan for having a license plate that belonged on another vehicle.

Police say the driver, Adam Wample, 44, of Benton was driving without insurance and had an arrest warrant out of Maryland. They say he took off from the traffic stop and led them on a chase to his home on Burma Road, a rural section of Benton Township.

Wample then barricaded himself in his home and armed himself with a knife, according to police.

Salem Township Police and Pennsylvania State Police from Shickshinny ordered Wample out of the home and took him into custody after using a taser.

Wample faces charges of fleeing and eluding police, reckless endangerment and several traffic offenses.

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