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2 arrested after leading authorities on high speed pursuit in Uhrichsville

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 17:44:41-04

UHRICHVILLE, Ohio — Two men were arrested after leading authorities on a high speed pursuit Saturday afternoon in Uhrichsville, according to the Uhrichsville Police Department.

Around 4:50 p.m. in the 100 block of Newport Avenue, a Uhrichsville police officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 2003 Toyota Camry for fictitious plates and multiple equipment and moving violations, police said.

The driver of the Toyota failed to stop and a pursuit began. The officer chased the Toyota onto Jaycee Drive where speeds of over 105 mph were reached, according to police.

The officer continued the pursuit into Rush Township where he was assisted by a deputy from the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office. The driver of the Toyota led authorities onto Ripley Road where he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a ditch, police said.

A male passenger exited the vehicle after the crash and fled the scene on foot. He was later taken into custody by deputies, according to police.

The driver of the Toyota also exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot but was quickly taken into custody, police said.

Authorities searching the Toyota discovered multiple types of suspected narcotics and paraphernalia, according to police.

Police said a female passenger was also in the vehicle but complied with authorities. She is not facing charges at this time, police said.

The 49-year-old driver was booked in the Tuscarawas County Jail on multiple warrants. Multiple felony charges are pending as a result of the incident, according to police.