Suspect Leads Ashland Highway Patrol On High-Speed Chase

  • 9/11/2017 8:52:44 PM
  • Joe Lyons
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - A suspect led Ashland Highway Patrol Troopers on a high-speed chase in a newly-released video from August.

On August 12th, Trooper Stephen B. Hill of the Ashland Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol was on-duty in the medium of I-71, checking the speeds of the Southbound traffic with his laser speed enforcement gun.

Around 10:50 PM, 39-year-old Michael R. Harris sped by at 95 miles per hour, prompting Hill to follow the vehicle.

Trooper Hill caught up with the vehicle and activated his unit's emergency lights and siren, at which point the suspect quickly sped up to 125 miles per hour. The chase continued for almost twenty minutes - approximately 31 miles -  at high speed, only coming to a stop once the vehicle in pursuit hit multiple spike strips.

Ashland County, Common Pleas Court paperwork cites a charge of FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ORDER OR SIGNAL OF A POLICE OFFICER for Michael R. Harris, 39, of Woodmere, Ohio.

Harris is scheduled to appear in court September 19th.

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