Woman flees police up I-75, drives Mercedes on rims before crash in Dayton

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

A woman who apparently fled a crash in Miami Twp. drove a Mercedes on its rims before colliding with another car in Dayton.

Miami Twp. police around 3:30 p.m. tried to stop a woman driving the car that only had the rim on one of its wheels north on Interstate 75, said Sgt. Dallas Root of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The woman left the highway at the Edwin C. Moses Boulevard exit, but refused to stop for troopers, he said.

“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.

The woman still did not pull over.

“She was driving on rims at that point,” he said, which is “very unsafe and very dangerous situation for officers to figure out how to get her to stop because she has no control of the vehicle on the rims.”

Officers in pursuit fell back a bit behind her at that point, when she ran a red light and collided with another car at the Washington and Longworth streets intersection.

There were no injuries but both cars had to be towed. Also, the woman was taken to a local hospital to be checked out before Miami Twp. police take her to the Montgomery County Jail, Root said.

Miami Twp. police are expected to charge her with failing to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, he said.

The OSHP is handling the crash investigation.

“Why she didn’t stop Miami Twp. is still trying to figure out,” Root said.

One factor may have been that she was “possibly driving impaired” and she does not have a valid driver’s license, he said.

We will update this report once we learn new information.

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