WESTERVILLE, Ohio — A Westerville police cruiser was rammed Saturday morning during a chase that started in the southern portion of Delaware County.
According to a police report, the incident started at approximately 2:39 a.m. Saturday when officers were summoned to a the area of County Line Road and McCorkle Blvd. by a report of teenagers attempting to break into cars and testing door handles.
An officer witnessed three vehicles stationary in the middle of the road at McCorkle and County Line. As the officer moved towards them, all three drivers departed at high speeds, heading north on McCorkle.
All three automobiles drove into the parking lot of 617 McCorkle Blvd., which is the Post Office. Police tried to prevent their exit by blocking all parking lot entrances.
Despite the effort to stop them, the driver of a black jeep evaded by going over a grassy berm, and a silver Ford Fusion also left the scene.
According to police, the driver of a white Honda Accord crashed into the front bumper of a police car, causing significant damage. The officer then left his vehicle and tried to hold the suspects at gunpoint. However, the suspects did not surrender and fled north on McCorkle, prompting a pursuit that led officers east on Maxtown Road, south on Sunbury Road, and south on Spring Road, passing through various residential areas.
Officers confirmed traveling at more than 100 mph on various occasions during the pursuit. At times, the Accord traveled at an estimated speed of 120 mph.
The suspect’s car was last spotted at the 270/161 ramp on Sunbury Road, and the pursuit was abandoned since officers were unsure which ramp the suspect had taken.
No arrests were made.