Man leads West Chester Township police on high-speed chase
Sarah Beth Hensley, WCPO Digital
4:19 AM, Jan 16, 2013
WEST CHESTER TWP, Ohio - A man is in police custody Wednesday morning after leading police on a chase that started in the West Chester-area Tuesday evening with speeds that reached more than 100 mph.
Police say Trevon Broomfield—a 21-year-old Dayton, Ohio, man—stole a vehicle from a West Chester Township home at about 9:30 p.m. When West Chester Township police saw the vehicle driving on Tylersville Road, Broomfield led police on a chase.
The officer followed Broomfield north on I-75 until he exited onto OH 63 in Monroe, Ohio. The officer tried to pull Broomfield over, but he increased his speed, initiating a vehicle pursuit.
Broomfield continued driving north on OH 63 while Ohio State Highway Patrol put down "stop sticks" in an attempt to stop him. When Broomfield came up on the stop sticks, he attempted to avoid them and crashed into an Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser.
The crash caused Broomfield's vehicle to overturn and come to a rest upside down. The impact injured Broomfield and he was transported to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown for treatment after his arrest.
The West Chester Township Police Department is investigating the chase to determine Broomfield's charges, however, he will likely face felony vehicle theft, felony failure to comply and a host of traffic offenses. Broomfield faces charges from the Ohio State Highway Patrol as well.
Authorities have not released any additional details about the chase at this time.
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