Ohio State Patrol release dash and bodycam of a chase that reached up to 130mph & through 5 counties
Video shows a high-speed chase through five Ohio counties ending in a crash, foot chase, and the arrest of the driver, an 18-year-old man from Columbus.
The chase began just before 4 a.m. on Monday, and speeds reached up to 130 mph, according to the video audio.
It all began when an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper spotted a black Honda Civic on northbound Interstate 71 just south of Ohio 48 in Lebanon, an OSP spokesman says.
The vehicle had just fled from a traffic stop in northeastern Hamilton County near the Fields Ertel Road exit, just before the Warren County line.
The trooper lost sight of the Honda as he attempted to catch up, but was able to eventually locate it.
The trooper activated his overhead emergency lights, but the driver failed to stop and led troopers on a chase along I-71, where speeds reached more than 100 mph.
The pursuit went through Warren, Clinton, Greene, and Fayette counties on I-71, then went west onto US 35 in Greene County, and then north on Ohio 72 into Clark County.
“This vehicle was actually stolen out of Columbus, so at some point, the stolen vehicle made its way to Columbus all the way to Cincinnati and then kind of was, I don’t know if they were on their way back or where, but then we end up in Clark County, and we go through four counties, end up in five counties,” Sgt. Tyler Ross with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
The Honda traveled off Ohio 72 just past West Possum Road, into a field, through a fence, and crashed.
One suspect stayed near the vehicle and was taken into custody.
A trooper chased after the other three suspects, who ran off on snowy ground, warning that he would be forced to use a Taser stun gun on them if they did not stop.
A second suspect was apprehended in the field.
Moments later, an OSP chopper flew in and assisted troopers on the ground with locating the final two suspects.
They were taken into custody about 10 minutes after the crash.
The driver, Montez Deandre Mason-Warren, was charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and receiving stolen property, both felonies. Two of the juveniles were released to their parents, and one was booked in the juvenile detention center.
Warren was booked into the Warren County Jail.
The other three suspects, all juveniles, also were charged with receiving stolen property.