A woman, who Dayton police suspect was in the city to buy drugs, was arrested early Friday morning after she nearly caused a wreck trying to flee officers.
The incident began when police spotted a white GMC pickup around Lakeview and Dearborn avenues.
The license plates were registered to another vehicle, raising suspicions, according to the Dayton police report.
Police said the 46-year-old driver wouldn't stop for lights and sirens and while approaching McCabe Avenue, accelerated rapidly and shot through a four-way-stop sign.
The GMC crossed into the oncoming lane and nearly hit two parked cars on the west side of Dearborn. The chase was then terminated by police to avoid an accident.
A short time later, police spotted the vehicle near West Third Street and South Adler Avenue.
They followed the car from a discreet distance and it led them to the front of an apartment in the Hilltop Apartment Complex, which has been plagued by drug dealing. After seeing two men approach and then leave the vehicle's side, police then followed the vehicle to a small parking lot.
At that point, the officers approached the vehicle and placed the driver under arrest. A male passenger denied any illegal activity, but police found a crack pipe on the floor of the vehicle. The driver refused to answer any questions. Both were arrested and jailed in the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of various charges including loitering to engage in illegal drug activity, possession of drug paraphernalia and failing to comply with the orders of a police officer.
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