Dash cam shows chase Elyria PD had to call off

Posted at 8:32 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 05:41:09-05

Dash cam footage of a police chase that started with Elyria police and ended with the Ohio State Highway Patrol was provided to on Thursday. It can be watched in the player above.

Elyria’s police chief called the officer-involved chase on Feb. 21 that ended with police cruisers breaking down “upsetting and embarrassing.” Now Chief Duane Whitely is using the incident to urge passage of an income tax levy on March 15.
The original dash cam video was 30 minutes long. The video in the player above was cut down to 2:30 minutes, showing what happened towards the end of the chase and the suspect being caught.
On Feb. 21, Officers Greg Drake, Jake Webber and Mike Groomes were involved in a chase through a city highway.
Police said they stopped a man with a felony warrant out for his arrest at Broad Street and State Route 57, but when approached by officers, the man took off in the stolen Dodge Neon he was driving.
Other police cruisers involved began losing speed. The State Highway Patrol had to take over the chase.