Police: Driver crashes into police cruiser during chase

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UPDATE 3/1/16 @ 3:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Chesapeake man is facing several charges after a police chase that started in Ohio and ended in West Virginia.

Huntington Police tell WSAZ the chase started in Chesapeake when an officer tried making a routine traffic stop.

The driver, David B. Crace, 57, of Chesapeake, Ohio , who Chesapeake Police say is known to be involved with drugs and driving on a suspended license, took off.

When he crossed over into Ohio, Huntington Police assisted.

According to the criminal complaint, Crace was cornered in an alley. Police tell WSAZ Crace rammed a Chesapeake Police cruiser three times.

According to the complaint, Crace refused to get out of the vehicle and had to be forcefully pulled out. Police say he refused to give them his hands, and an officers punched him in the face.

They say Crace finally complied and was taken into custody.

Crace is charged with driving under a revoked license for DUI, obstructing or fleeing from an officer, and malicious assault.

He was arraigned Tuesday afternoon. He is being held in the Western Regional Jail on $50,000 bond.



ORIGINAL STORY 3/1/16 @ 12 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A police chase that started in Chesapeake, Ohio ended in Huntington, when the driver rammed his car into a police cruiser.

Huntington Police tell WSAZ the chase started in Chesapeake when an officer tried making a routine traffic stop.

The driver, who Chesapeake Police say is known to be involved with drugs and driving on a suspended license, took off.

The chase crossed the 6th Street Bridge into Huntington, where Huntington Police joined the pursuit.

Police tell WSAZ when the driver was cornered in the 400 block of 6th Street, he started backing up and rammed into a Chesapeake Police cruiser.

The suspect was taken into custody and will be tested to determine if he is under the influence.

His name and charges have not been released.

No one was hurt in the chase.



 
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