October 31, 2014

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Woman may face charges in high-speed chase

By Maria Kacik | The Gazette

A 49-year-old Brunswick woman reportedly led police down Interstate 71 and through Medina city and township streets on a high speed chase Thursday night. The woman evaded police and troopers, but the Ohio Highway Patrol reports charges are pending against her.

The Medina post of the OHP reports:

A trooper attempted to stop the woman at 8:34 p.m. on I-71 around milepost 228 in Brunswick Hills Town-ship for speeding. She was reportedly driving 85 miles per hour in the 65 mile per hour zone in a 2002 Mer-cury Sable.

After the trooper flashed his lights and sounded his siren, the woman reportedly continued driving, reaching speeds of 90 miles an hour. Sgt. Tim Dearmitt of the OHP said she slowed at the state Route 3 exit and left the highway, running the red light at state Route 3.

Troopers followed as the woman continued south on Route 3 and ran a light at Reagan Parkway. At the Medina square, she turned northbound on North Court Street.

Medina Township police placed road spikes on North Court, but the woman drove around them.

She turned right onto Fenn Road and began driving left of center.

Dearmitt said the OHP stopped the pursuit, but stayed about a half-mile behind the Sable. The car turned right onto Huffman, right onto Route 3 and then went through the Medina square as it had before.

The car then turned right onto North Court again and drove around another set of road spikes the OHP had placed at North Court and Harding streets.

Police and troopers stopped chasing the car and the Sable left the scene.

“But we know who the driver is,” Dearmitt said. He said felony fleeing charges are pending against the woman.

Dearmitt said the chase lasted just over 20 minutes.

Contact Maria Kacik at (330) 721-4049 or mkacik@ohio.net.