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Macedonia PD chase ends in crash at CLE school

Posted at 1:33 PM, Apr 19, 2016

A high speed police chase that started in Macedonia ended with a crash near a Cleveland school Monday evening.

According to Macedonia police, the chase started after an officer tried to pull over a driver on Interstate 271 northbound around 10:30 p.m.

Rather than stopping, the driver took off on I-271 before getting on I-480 westbound.

Police followed as speeds got up to 100 mph on the highway. According to a police report, one of the occupants of the car also threw an unknown object out the window of the car.

The driver exited on Lee Road in Cleveland. The chase ended 18 minutes after it started with a crash into a fence near John F Kennedy High School on Harvard Avenue. 

Police said that's when both the driver and the passenger opened their doors and fled on foot.

Officers told them to get on the ground but they didn't comply, according to the police report.

One officer used his Taser on the female passenger, 51-year-old Terzi Addison. Police tried to handcuff her but she continued to struggle, prompting the officer to use his Taser again.

A Taser was also used to arrest the driver, 59-year-old Shakur Ali.

Police found two glass crack pipes in Addison's purse, according to the police report. Police said she admitted to smoking crack earlier in the day.

Addison was taken to the Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg location after complaining of pain to her face and rib cage. After getting checked out, she was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Ali was charged with failure to comply, resisting arrest and obstructing official business, as well as multiple traffic offenses.

Addison was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing official business, drug paraphernalia and criminal damaging.