Police arrest man after crash, chase


FINDLAY — A Findlay man who fled after a traffic accident was captured Monday morning after he crashed his pickup a second time and abandoned it, allowing it to roll back into a police cruiser, authorities said.

Christopher Peters, 24, was charged with fleeing and eluding police, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead, Findlay police said. He was booked into the Hancock County jail pending arraignment.

Police said a pickup matching the description of the suspect’s truck hit another vehicle about 7:55 a.m. at Center and North Main streets. About 10 minutes later, police saw the pickup run a stop sign on West Lima Street at South Cory Street, according to the report.

A pursuit ensued and ended at Western and Joy avenues when the driver lost control while turning and struck a utility pole, police said. He tried to flee on foot while his vehicle rolled and struck the police car, causing minor damage.

The suspect complained of minor, nonvisible injuries while no one else was hurt, police said.