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High-speed chase ends in 2 crashes, arrest

Thomas Shield (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Thomas Shield (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

A motorist is under arrest after authorities say he led them on a high-speed chase that ended in two crashes overnight.

The 6-minute pursuit began at 12:45 a.m. Friday in Colerain Township.

A Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper on routine patrol spotted the driver of a tan, 2001 Ford Taurus commit multiple traffic offenses on the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway, according to the patrol's Clermont County post and court records.

The trooper flipped on his cruiser's lights and siren and attempted to pull the car over, but the driver took off at a high rate of speed, a state trooper wrote in a criminal complaint.

A pursuit ensued into North College Hill, where the fleeing driver exited the highway onto Hamilton Avenue and crashed into another car at the intersection.

The suspect kept going, driving over to West North Bend Road and onto Cary Road just inside the city of Cincinnati limits in College HIll.

That's where he crashed his vehicle a second time into a parked car and then a utility pole, where the Taurus finally came to a stop.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect was apprehended without further incident.

He was identified as Thomas Shield, 47, of Colerain Township.

Shield was arrested on a charge of failure to comply with police and booked into the Hamilton County jail shortly after 4 a.m.

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