Man arrested after leading police chase, smashing into officer vehicle

New video shows suspect hit police car during Mariemont chase
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 8:44 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A man was arrested after leading a police chase from Mariemont to Linwood and intentionally hitting a police car.

According to police, the chase began around 4:17 a.m. after a Mariemont police officer initiated a felony traffic stop for a stolen vehicle at Wooster and Newtown Roads.

The driver, 35-year-old James Ferris Chivers, initially stopped but then tried to turn and hit the officer’s marked vehicle.

James Chivers
James Chivers(Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

A Newtown police officer and a Fairfax officer joined the pursuit, according to police.

Stop sticks at Columbia Parkway and Delta Avenue failed to stop the vehicle and the chase continued into Linwood.

Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan says that Chivers intentionally put his car in reverse to smash into the Newtown officer’s vehicle.

James Ferris Chivers, 35, was arrested Wednesday after leading a police chase and intentionally...
James Ferris Chivers, 35, was arrested Wednesday after leading a police chase and intentionally smashing a Newtown police vehicle.(Newtown Police Department)

Cincinnati police say that when they arrived, the Mariemont officer had already used a Taser and had Chivers in custody.

Chivers had minor injuries and is currently at UC Hospital.

According to the Newtown Police Department, Chivers will be charged of felonious assault in the first degree and vandalism in the fifth degree.

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