Crash, arrest end high-speed cross-county pursuit from Clinton to Warren

LEBANON -- A police pursuit that began in Clinton County ended when the suspect crashed in Warren County and was taken into custody.

Sabina police were still finishing the incident report late Friday night, but a sergeant with the Ohio Highway Patrol helped fill in some of the details.

Sgt. Joshua Hunter, with the Wilmington Post, said that about 6:55 p.m., his patrol post received notification about a police pursuit that began in Sabina.

Two cruisers from the Wilmington post joined Sabina police in the pursuit, which the sergeant said reached speeds of 105 mph.

The pursuit roared through the city of Wilmington and continued into Warren County and to Lebanon, where the suspect crashed his car at state Route 123 and U.S. 48, the sergeant said.

The arrest was made about 7:21 p.m. and Sabina police were dealing with transporting the man and the car back to Sabina.

He suffered minor injuries in the crash, Hunter said. No officers were injured.

Hunter said the pursuit is believed to have been drug related.

We will update this report as more information becomes available.

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