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Troopers arrest man who fled from traffic stop, caused crash that injured other driver

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Posted at 4:15 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 16:15:02-04

WOOSTER, Ohio — A Cuyahoga Falls man was arrested Friday morning after authorities said he allegedly fled from a traffic stop, led police on a chase and then crashed into a car, injuring another driver.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Roger L. Rader, 26, is facing a felony fleeing and eluding charge and a felony weapons charge. He was also wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service on multiple felony warrants.

At around 8:30 a.m. a trooper on U.S. Route 30 in Wayne County initiated a traffic stop on Rader’s vehicle for speeding. Rader allegedly didn’t stop and drove off at a high rate of speed, authorities said.

Troopers pursued the vehicle into Ashland County. Authorities said they tried to use stop-sticks on the vehicle, but it continued on until the driver failed to yield at the intersection of U.S. Route 250 and County Route 1302 and hit another vehicle.

Authorities said that the driver jumped out of the car and tried to run but was captured. The driver of the vehicle who was hit was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Other passengers in the suspect vehicle were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

During a search of Rader’s vehicle, authorities said that they found a stolen gun and suspected drugs.

According to OSHP, Rader could face additional charges.

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