1 in custody after Norwood-to-Price Hill police pursuit

NORWOOD, Ohio -- A man who was arrested after a high-speed police chase and subsequent foot pursuit through various parts of Greater Cincinnati was arraigned Friday morning and given a $3,000 bond.

The incident began just after 1 p.m. in Norwood when police attempted to conduct a routine traffic stop and the driver of a white SUV refused to stop, according to a city dispatcher.

Traveling at speeds of up to 85 mph, the pursuit went down Interstate 75 and through downtown Cincinnati onto River Road. Police say Ray Johnson made his way into Price Hill before crashing into a fire hydrant on northbound Fairbanks Avenue. 

After the wreck, Johnson jumped out of the car and fled the scene on foot, according to the Norwood dispatcher. Officers chased him for about a half-mile from Fairbanks Avenue to McPherson Avenue before making an arrest.

Norwood police confirmed Johnson was wanted on drug trafficking charges.


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