STONY RIDGE ­- A Columbus man led state troopers on a chase all the way to Akron along the Ohio Turnpike
Saturday with his wife and two children in tow.
The Milan Post of the State Patrol said this morning that James E. Lewis, 43, was arrested for fleeing
and eluding as a result of the approximately 100-mile jaunt which began at about 9 p.m. at the Wyandot
Service Plaza just east of the U.S. 280 exit in Wood County.
Troopers were responding to a call from his wife, who claimed she had been assaulted, when Lewis took off
eastbound in a semi-trailer at speeds between 60 and 65 miles per hour.
An attempt to stop the vehicle with road spikes near Cleveland was unsuccessful. Lewis also told troopers
via a cell phone that he would agree to stop during the hour-and-a-half-long chase, but he never did.

Finally, when the vehicle had to slow down for a construction zone near U.S. 77, Lewis’ wife set the
trailer breaks and stopped the truck.
According to the patrol, Lewis then left the vehicle on foot toward the woods before he was apprehended
and taken into custody.