Police: Impaired driver fights with officers after crash in Centerville

A 45-year-old New Lebanon man was arrested Friday morning after he fought with officers who responded to a crash in front of Speedway.

Chod J. Clark was charged with impaired driving and resisting arrest, according to a Centerville police report.

He was issued a summons to appear in Kettering Municipal Court.

UPDATE @ 8 a.m.:

A man was taken to the hospital after being involved in a crash and then a scuffle with officers who responded to investigate, according to Centerville police. 

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The incident happened at the Speedway location on South Main Street and Spring Valley Pike around 6:30 a.m. Friday.

The driver of a black Toyota sedan first caused a crash on Far Hills Avenue just north of Interstate 675. After the crash, police were also taking reports of an erratic driver continuing south into Centerville, and a suspicious person at the Speedway store. All three reports would later determined to be connected and the same driver, according to Centerville police. 

The driver, who was not identified, tried to run away from officers who responded to the gas station. 

Officers got into a fight with the driver before he was taken into custody. He was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation, but was not injured in the fight with police or the crash, according to investigators. 

Police said drugs or alcohol are “highly suspected” as being a factor in the incident.

No officers were injured.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more. 

FIRST REPORT

Multiple police units are investigating at the Speedway on South Main Street and Spring Valley Pike in Centerville. 

Police scanner traffic indicates an officer reporting he was fighting with a subject around 6:30 a.m. 

Officers then asked for a medic and reported that one person was in custody shortly after, according to scanner traffic. 

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Officers on the scene told our crew that the investigation was into a crash.

We are working to learn more and will update this story with any new information. 

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