News Center 7 has obtained cruiser came footage from a chase that injured two Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers.
A Kentucky man injured two Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and damaged two cruisers during a chase Sunday morning.
Damion Dallas Tobin, 18, of Louisville, Kentucky, is now in Greene County Jail on charges including felony fleeing and eluding; felony theft of motor vehicle; two counts felonious assault on a police officer; OVI; and possession of drugs (marijuana), according to jail records and Sgt. Robert Burd at the OSHP Wilmington post.
The chase started at 4:45 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 71 South near the Greene/Fayette county line. Burd said troopers noted a suspicious vehicle after the license plate did not match the vehicle.
Burd said Tobin reportedly would not stop and speeds increased. Burd said the suspect quickly exited onto U.S. 68 and the pursuit continued.
During the pursuit the suspect vehicle made contact with two cruisers from the OSHP Wilmington post, Burd said. Two troopers inside one cruiser were injured when the cruiser went spinning into a ditch, Burd said.
Burd said the two troopers were treated and released at a hospital for hip, joint and back pain.
Their cruiser was totaled and a second one will be repaired, Burd said.
Tobin will also face other traffic citations. He was traveling left of center during the chase which reached top speeds of 70 mph, Burd said.
Tobin was driving in a vehicle stolen out of Lancaster, Ohio, with license plates stolen off a second car in that area.
After hitting the two cruisers, Tobin continued driving in the damaged stolen vehicle. On U.S. 68 south of U.S. 35, troopers from Xenia deployed stop sticks which did strike Tobin’s tires, but he continued driving away.
The chase ended around 5:30 a.m. with Tobin being taken into custody by Xenia police and Xenia OSHP troopers in the area of North Detroit Street.
Burd said it’s not uncommon to pursue a suspect for an extended period of time. He said traffic was light in the area and police units remained with the suspect vehicle at all times.
“I've chased people across states,” Burd said.
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office also assisted.
UPDATE @ 6:22 a.m: One subject has been captured after being involved in a police pursuit where they hit two police cruisers early Sunday morning, according to officials.
The incident occurred just before 5 a.m., with the pursuit ending in Xenia.
We’re working to learn the identity of the individual.
One suspect hit at least two police cruisers during a police pursuit that ended in Xenia early Sunday morning.
The pursuit went on for about an hour just before 5 a.m.
Two Ohio Highway State Patrol cruisers were hit in the chase, according to initial reports.
The suspect reportedly fled the vehicle in the area of North Detroit Street and it is unknown if they have been captured.
We’re working to learn additional details and will continue to update this story.