Dash Cam shows driver taking off during Springboro traffic stop

Dash camera footage shows police chase in Springboro
Published: May. 27, 2023 at 2:15 PM EDT|Updated: May. 28, 2023 at 9:20 AM EDT
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SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WXIX) -Springboro police released dash cam footage Saturday of a driver taking off during a traffic stop leading police on a chase.

William McKinley, 56, was pulled over on April 17 for stopping past the marked stopped bar on State Route 73 and Farmridge Road, according to a police report.

The report says when the officer made the traffic stop, he approached the blue Chevy Trail Blazer on the passenger side and asked McKinley for his license and proof of insurance.

McKinley did not have his driver’s license with him, nor could he remember his social security number, so the officer asked for his legal name and date of birth. The report says McKinley gave the officer the name “Billy McKinley” and a date of birth of November 6, 1966, but when the officer searched the address of the registered owner of the vehicle, he discovered that McKinley not only lied about his legal name and birthdate but also has a warrant through the Dayton Police Department.

The report says that the officer returned to the vehicle on the driver’s side and confronted McKinely. He then apologized to the officer and admitted that he intentionally provided false information.

When the officer asked him to step out of the vehicle, McKinley asked why and informed the officer that he wanted to leave, the report states.

The report says the officer told McKinley that he provided him with false information, so McKinley looked at the officer and started the ignition.

“Don’t do it. Don’t Don’t do it. Don’t do it,” the officer said.

McKinley then took off while the officer was still right next to the vehicle, the video shows.

The report says the officer drove about 86 miles per hour to catch up to McKinley. Eventually, McKinley drove between 20 to 25 miles per hour after the officer saw sparks coming from underneath the Chevy.

McKinley then turned onto Stoneridge Drive and then onto Poplar Grove Court running the stop sign at the intersection.

The report continues to say that McKinley continued down the dead-end road until he reached the cul-de-sac, where he pulled into a driveway. McKinley then exited the car, where he started to flee on foot.

Officers caught up to McKinley and arrested him, the report says.

The report states that McKinley is charged with failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, and falsification of all four of those charges.

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