A Centerville police officer pursued a 46-year-old woman driving a black pickup truck this evening after she struck his cruiser on Wilmington Pike near Interstate 675 and fled, said John Davis, Centerville police public information officer.
The pursuit ended when she reached neighboring SugarcreekTwp. in Greene County. The Centerville officer was not hurt, his cruiser was still operable and the officer was still on duty after the incident, Davis said.
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Within five minutes of the hit-and-run crash involving the Centerville police cruiser, the woman struck three other vehicles in Sugarcreek Twp. before she crashed at Conference and Wilmington Dayton roads, Sugarcreek Twp. police said.
The woman and one other person were taken to a local hospital with injuries described as minor.
Sugarcreek Twp. police said the woman faces multiple traffic-related citations, including driving without a license. Police said they also suspect alcohol or drugs may be involved.
Davis said Centerville police are still determining potential charges. The woman, whom Davis said is not in jail, has not been identified. Davis said further information about the incident is expected to be released Saturday morning.
UPDATE @ 6:15 p.m. (June 9)
A woman suspected of crashing her pickup truck into a Centerville police cruiser and then fleeing was taken to a local hospital after she crashed in Sugarcreek Twp., police said.
The woman is the suspect of a hit-and-run crash in the area of Interstate 675 and Wilmington Pike in Centerville. Conference and Wilmington Dayton roads in Sugarcreek Twp. is closed in the area after police say the suspect crashed, but not before hitting a sport-utility vehicle and a flatbed truck carrying another truck.
We are working to learn the woman’s name and the extent of her injuries, as well as the potential charges she faces.
FIRST REPORT (June 9)
A Centerville police cruiser was involved in a hit-and-run crash in the area of Interstate 675 and Wilmington Pike.
Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, the vehicle continued driving and was stopped by Sugarcreek Twp. police in the area of Conference Road and Wilmington Dayton Road, according to Sugarcreek police dispatch.
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