Bond $100K for Mercedes driver in pursuit who crashed into sheriff’s vehicle

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

A 27-year-old woman accused of fleeing police in Miami Twp. two weeks ago who crashed a Mercedes into a Montgomery County Sheriff’s vehicle while driving on all four rims is now in jail.

Kiera Tashon Lee of Dayton was booked Sunday into the Montgomery County Jail following her arrest by Miami Twp. police at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

She is held on a $100,000 bond for a felony charge of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer filed Nov. 23 in Miamisburg Municipal Court.

Lee, who had a Rapid City, South Dakota, address listed on a crash report filed by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, was identified as the driver of a black 2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class who “was fleeing from law enforcement” when she crashed at the intersection of West Washington and Longworth streets in Dayton.

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Miami Twp. police around 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14 tried to stop Lee, who was driving a car considered disabled because it only had the rim on one of its wheels. She drove north on Interstate 75 before taking the Edwin C. Moses Boulevard exit and then turned onto Washington Street, Sgt. Dallas Root of the highway patrol’s Dayton Post said previously.

“The Dayton Police Department threw out StopSticks and then deflated the rest of the tires in an attempt to bring her to a safe stop,” Root said.

Lee still did not pull over and was driving on all four rims when she lost control at the intersection with Longworth Street, he said.

She crashed into a 2018 Ford Taurus, a Montgomery County Sheriff’s vehicle. The impact forced the cruiser to strike a crosswalk curb and crosswalk signal post, the crash report stated.

The crosswalk signal post was knocked down, striking a 2017 Ford F-150 driven by a 37-year-old Bellbrook man while the pickup was stopped in the right turn lane from Longworth Street, according to the report.

Lee was suspected to be driving impaired and was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, the report stated.

The 55-year-old man driving the sheriff’s vehicle drove himself to Miami Valley Hospital South for evaluation, and the pickup driver was not hurt.

It is not clear whether Lee will face additional charges or citations in Dayton.

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