A man who took Toledo police on a brief pursuit drove himself right into the parking lot of the Toledo Correctional Institution.
Jason Davis, 33, of Monroe, is charged in Toledo Municipal Court with two counts of vandalism of government property, failure to comply, possession of drugs, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, drug paraphernalia, failure to stop at a stop sign, and not using a turn signal.
Police reported that a marked unit tried to stop a car at Ash Street and Stickney Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. today. Instead of stopping, the vehicle sped away and eventually went into the prison's parking lot off of Central Avenue, ramming through a gate.
During the pursuit, a prison parking lot gate was swinging to close and struck the side of a police vehicle, damaging the windshield frame and front passenger panel. The driver, using the prison's internal driveway, drove around the perimeter of the facility until it circled back to the parking lot, according to police. As the driver attempted to leave, the vehicle ran over stop sticks and all four tires were punctured.
Mr. Davis is to be arraigned Thursday.