Man accused of OVI, leading police on a chase in a stolen car

Posted at 1:09 AM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 01:36:50-04

FRANKLIN, Ohio -- A Warren County man appeared in court Tuesday to face charges of leading police on a high-speed chase while under the influence in a stolen vehicle, according to court documents.

Ohio State Patrol Sgt. Jacques Ilianz said James Perry, 25, responded to their attempts to pull him over near Franklin by putting his foot on the floor and fleeing at over 100 mph. When the vehicle began to move erratically, they called off the chase and sent out an alert to other law enforcement in the area.

"Just within a couple of minutes, after we put out the 'be on the lookout for the vehicle,' West Chester PD actually located it," Ilianz said.

Perry's course took him through Middletown and back to Franklin, where state police again resumed their pursuit. The ride came to an end, Ilianz said, when stop sticks blew out his tires and he crashed on the side of the road.

Troopers said Perry struck one other car during the chase, but no one -- not even the three passengers he was carrying in his stolen vehicle -- was injured.