Cruiser cam shows crash during high-speed chase into Middletown; Sidney teen arrested

Cruiser camera footage from the Ohio State Highway Patrol shows the high-speed chase and crash that has a 17-year-old from Sidney recovering from injuries while awaiting his initial court appearance.

According to the complaint filed by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the teen was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry reported stolen from Sidney in Shelby County. While driving on Interstate 75 south, the teen was clocked going 98 mph in a 65 mph zone near mile marker 38 in Franklin Twp. After the car pulled over near mile marker 36, the teen sped off as the trooper approached the car and a high-speed chase ensued.

The chase happened last week.

The teen was accused of driving at speeds of more than 100 mph before crashing into a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox at Central Avenue and Bellemonte Street, causing injuries to himself and those in the other car. The teen and driver of the Equinox were taken to Atrium Medical Center where they were admitted. The passenger in the Equinox was treated and released.

At the time of the incident, the 17-year-old suspect is believed to have been under the influence of drugs, the patrol said.

Butler County Juvenile Court officials said the teen is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m. Monday to be arraigned on charges of being delinquent by way of aggravated vehicular assault, a second-degree felony; failure to comply with order of police, a third-degree felony; and receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony.

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