|Kentucky man held after pursuit on Interstate 75|
|Written by Sentinel Staff|
|Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:57|
FINDLAY – A Kentucky man was arrested for fleeing and eluding, as well as resisting arrest, after a chase on Interstate 75 early Tuesday in Hancock and Wood Counties.
The Findlay Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol reports that at 2:10 a.m. the patrol received a call about a northbound vehicle on I-75 near milepost 147 being operated in a reckless manner. Troopers responded and located the vehicle, a 2008 Honda Accord, near milepost 160. They attempted to stop the vehicle for a marked lane violation.
However the driver, later identified as Orlando Roddy, 27, Frankfort, Ky., failed to stop and continued northbound at speeds ranging between 45 and 60 miles per hour, driving erratically.
After the pursuit entered Wood County, spike strips were deployed by Bowling Green Police at milepost 175. The vehicle struck the strips, deflating the front left tire. It then sped up to speeds near 100 miles per hour before stopping in the roadway near milepost 179.
Roddy refused several orders to exit the vehicle before finally exiting. He refused further orders from officers, a taser was used and he was then taken into custody.
The Wood County Sheriffs’ Office was also involved in the pursuit.
Roddy is being held pending the filing of charges by the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office.
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