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High-speed interstate chase ends in arrest

Wyatt William Buhl, Hamilton County. Wyatt William Buhl, Hamilton County.
(Photo: FOX19 NOW viewer Mike Evans) (Photo: FOX19 NOW viewer Mike Evans)
(Photo: FOX19 NOW viewer Mike Evans) (Photo: FOX19 NOW viewer Mike Evans)

Hamilton County sheriff's officials said a fleeing motorist drove in excess of 100 mph in an interstate chase from the west side to the east side of the county late Sunday. 

The driver was finally apprehended after his vehicle ran over four sets of stop sticks, they said.

The pursuit began shortly after 10 p.m. when Deputy Anthony Crider saw a black Scion TC stopped at northbound I-275 on the ramp to eastbound I-74 in Whitewater Township, according to a prepared sheriff's statement.

As the deputy was pulling over, the driver, identified by sheriff's officials as Wyatt William Buhl, 18, jumped out of the vehicle and started waving his hands in the air, the statement reads.

When the deputy exited his cruiser, Buhl allegedly got back into his vehicle and drove off eastbound. Several vehicles were almost struck at the start of the pursuit when the driver made multiple lane changes, sheriff's officials wrote in court records.

He continued on eastbound I-275, traveling in excess of 100 mph, according to the sheriff's office.

Authorities from three agencies - Springfield Township and Sharonville police in addition to the sheriff's office - threw down three sets of stop sticks to try to deflate the tires on Buhl's vehicle to end the pursuit.

After striking the fourth set of stop sticks, Buhl's vehicle came to a stop eastbound on I-275 at Cornell about 10:30 p.m.

Sheriff's officials say he got out and ran off, jumping over a cement barrier wall and running across the westbound lanes.

He was taken into custody in the wood line along I-275 without further incident and charged with failure to comply, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

A second suspect reportedly bailed from the vehicle and eluded authorities. Further details about that suspect were not available early Monday.

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