|High speed pursuit ends in arrest of drunk driver|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:49|
NORTH BALTIMORE - An Oregon woman is in custody following a high-speed chase with state troopers that ended in Hancock County.
The Bowling Green Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol reports that at 12:25 a.m. they received a 911 call of a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am driving erratically on Interstate 75 southbound just north of North Baltimore.
A trooper was dispatched and attempted to stop the vehicle, driven by Meganne McGill, 22, Oregon. McGill failed to stop for the trooper's emergency lights and sirens and a pursuit ensued south into Hancock County at speeds in excess of 100 mile per hour.
McGill reportedly nearly struck several commercial vehicles as she eluded authorities. At one point in the pursuit, troopers deployed stop sticks in an effort to stop McGill, but she was able to avoid them.
She later exited onto Ohio 12 at exit 157, and continued driving erratically. Due to the hazardous nature of her driving, troopers attempted a rolling roadblock to stop McGill, and she subsequently struck a trooper's vehicle and came to a stop. She was then taken into custody.
Neither she, nor any troopers involved in the pursuit, were injured.
McGill, who had a prior OVI conviction in 2012, was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.249, more than three times the legal limit.
She was charged with felony fleeing and eluding, OVI, and reckless operation.
She is currently being held in the Wood County jail on $11,500 bond, and was scheduled to be arraigned today.
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