OVI among charges for driver in pursuit on I-75 North involving state patrol

UPDATE @ 10:05 p.m.: The 60-year-old driver of a minivan that crashed at Ohio 4 to end a pursuit involving state troopers will be charged, OSP officials at the Lebanon post said.

Jerry McArthur is to be charged with fleeing and eluding, OVI and various traffic violations, the OSP officials said.

Initial calls to dispatchers reported a possible OVI or reckless driver headed north on I-75 near Ohio 63 (Monroe). One caller reported being sideswiped by the minivan.

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Another citizen apparently followed he minivan until troopers were able to trail the vehicle, according to the state patrol.

No one was injured, OSP officials said.


The driver of a minivan has been taken to a hospital following a crash that ended a pursuit on I-75 North involving Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers.

We're working to learn more and awaiting a statement from the OSP post in Lebanon, but according to reports, the driver may have been intoxicated and allegedly would not stop for troopers on the interstate south of Montgomery County.

Troopers used a "rolling roadblock" and were able to get the minivan stopped just short of Ohio 4. The pursuit occurred about 6:45 p.m.

Troopers tell us the pursuit reached speeds of 70 mph on the interstate, which was still wet from snowfall and rain earlier in the day.

We will update this developing report as we learn more.

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