Fairfax police deploy stop sticks after suspected speeder refuses to pull over

FAIRFAX, Ohio -- An attempt to stop a man driving over the speed limit in Fairfax Monday ended on Main Street in old Milford.

A Fairfax police officer observed a car going above the speed limit around noon on Wooster Pike. When the officer attempted to pull the black Pontiac Grand Am over, the driver did not stop.

Police eventually deployed stop sticks to flatten all four tires of the car, said the Fairfax police chief. He described the incident as a failure to stop, not a pursuit. Speeds never went more than 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit during the incident.

The driver of the car in question was eventually stopped after he ran into a curb and was surrounded by police vehicles.

That driver, whose identity has not been released, was transported to Bethesda North Hospital after complaining about a cut from broken window glass in his car.

Officers believe drugs were involved in the incident. Fairfax police said they found drug paraphernalia in the car.

Monday's incident occurred a day after an Arlington Heights police officer engaged another driver who fled an attempted traffic stop . The suspect in Sunday's pursuit eventually killed a Lebanon woman when he struck her car at Reading Road and Seymour Avenue in Roselawn.

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