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Fairfield driver charged in high speed chase that ended in crash

The driver of this white Jeep sport utility vehicle led the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office on a chase from Arlington Heights to Colerain Township early Tuesday. The chase ended in a crash with the driver hospitalized. (FOX19 NOW/Adam Schrand) The driver of this white Jeep sport utility vehicle led the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office on a chase from Arlington Heights to Colerain Township early Tuesday. The chase ended in a crash with the driver hospitalized. (FOX19 NOW/Adam Schrand)
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

A driver is in the hospital Tuesday morning after leading authorities say he led them on a high speed chase from Arlington Heights to Colerain Township.

A Hamilton County Sheriff's Office cruiser tried to pull over a white, four-door Jeep sport utility vehicle for running a red light on Reading and Galbraith roads just after 1 a.m., sheriff's officials said.

Instead of stopping, the driver took off. A chase ensued with speeds running as high as 70 mph when the fleeing vehicle reached the area of Galbraith and Winton roads.

The driver, identified as Dennis Weaver, 31, of Fairfield, lost control of the SUV at Cheviot and Poole roads in Colerain Township about 1:16 a.m. The vehicle crashed into a guardrail.

Once authorities got Weaver out of the Jeep, they suspected he was intoxicated. He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

When he is released, he will be booked into the county jail on charges of felony fleeing and eluding, failure to control and running a red light.

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