Man In Custody After Overnight Police Pursuit, Crash In New Castle
NEW CASTLE (KDKA) — Police took one man into custody overnight following a vehicle chase, violent crash and short foot pursuit in Lawrence County.
According to investigators, it all started when a Union Township police officer attempted to make a traffic stop around 2:30 a.m. at Lowry and W. Washington Streets in New Castle.
Authorities say the man who was driving the car instead took off, leading the officer on a high-speed chase that took them down Route 422 toward Youngstown, Ohio, and then back to New Castle.
Union Township police identify the man as 37-year-old James Otis of Ohio. Officials say police tried to pull him over for a missing license plate.
The vehicle chase ended when the car slammed into a tree, flipped several times and then hit a house.
Police say the suspect then got out of the vehicle and took off on foot. He was taken into custody just a few blocks away a short time later.
No injuries were reported in the incident.