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Unwelcome guest leads police on 16-mile chase

Where the police pursuit ended (Photo: Ohio Department of Transportation) Where the police pursuit ended (Photo: Ohio Department of Transportation)
Jacob Dietz, Hamilton County Jacob Dietz, Hamilton County
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

A man was arrested on Thanksgiving Day after leading police on a 16-mile chase through two counties.

Speeds exceeded 85 miles per hour as officers pursued Jacob Dietz, 26, from Colerain Township to Interstate 75 just north of Union Center Boulevard.

Police were called when Dietz showed up unwelcome and unannounced to his grandmother’s Colerain Avenue house demanding money and claiming his truck was broken down, according to an affidavit.

Police said Dietz tried to hit a responding officer before fleeing in a Ford pickup trick.

“He crossed the double yellow line multiple times, and swerved at three other marked police cruisers as they approached the pursuit,” the Hamilton County affidavit states.

Police unsuccessfully deployed stop sticks six times before Dietz’s pickup truck hit the sticks on I-275 at the I-75 split.

He eventually stopped several miles later when his truck became inoperable, but still refused to leave the vehicle, documents state.

Officers forcibly removed him from the truck and took him into custody.

Dietz will appear in court Friday on charges of felonious assault, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing and failure to comply with a police officer. 

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