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Mt. Orab hit-and-run suspect leads police on 100+MPH chase, crashes near Ripley

By Aaron Gibson, December 4, 2017

A Flemingsburg, Kentucky man is facing charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed pursuit through Brown County and eventually crashing on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3.

According to Sgt. Scott Fox of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, police were on the lookout for a 1995 Dodge Stratus involved in a hit-and-run in Mt. Orab when Fox spotted the Stratus near Georgetown in the area of US-68 and Sunshine Road just after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Fox said after he attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Stratus, the driver ignored his lights and siren and lead several troopers on a thirty mile pursuit at speeds topping more than 100 miles per hour.

The suspect weaved around traffic on US-68 and US-62 through no pass zones and  unsafe intersections before making his way onto US-52 and crashing near Logan Gap Road in Union Township, Fox said.

The alleged driver of the Stratus, Ira T. Williams, age 51, was taken into custody and hospitalized for injuries unrelated to the crash. Williams is expected to be booked into jail on charges of fleeing and eluding, reckless operation, and driving under suspension once he is released from the hospital.

Georgetown Police, Ripley Police, and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol in the pursuit.

Brown County Crime Reporter, December 4, 2017 5:07 PM EST

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