LEBANON, Ohio - A fleeing driver crashed into an Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser on Interstate 71 near Kings Island shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday, ending a high-speed police chase that went through Lebanon and Mason, police said.
The driver, Benji Brown, 43, from Loveland, was going 125 mph at times during the 23-mile pursuit, police said.
A Mason police officer and a Highway Patrol trooper suffered minor injuries.
The chase began at the rest area on I-71, just north of the Ohio 123 exit, where troopers spotted a vehicle reported stolen in Dayton.
Police said Brown was sleeping in a 2012 Dodge Caravan at the rest area when troopers knocked on the window.
She took off on a wild chase on Ohio 48, Ohio 123 and Deerfield Road.
While she was driving through Mason, an officer trying to put down stop sticks was cut on his arm and hand when the stop sticks caught on her vehicle, not the tires. He was treated at Arrow Springs Hospital and released.
Brown drove back to I-71 and headed south. She crashed near Western Row Road and struck the Highway Patrol cruiser, police said.
A trooper sustained minor injuries to his right hand and forearms as a result of the crash. He was treated at the scene and was not transported.
No alcohol or drugs are suspected to have been involved.
Brown faces multiple charges including felonious assault, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property and reckless operation. She was checked out at a hospital and then taken to Warren County Jail, officials said.
Below is a map of the route Brown took before crashing her car on Saturday.
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