VIDEO: Dash cam video shows police chase from Rootstown to Liberty Township
A suspect is in custody, accused of leading deputies, police, and state troopers on a chase that began Monday night in Portage County and ended in Trumbull County.
Officers were sent to a gas station in Rootstown shortly after 7 p.m to check out that a man had been passed out in a van at a gas pump for an hour-and-a-half.
The van sped away as officers arrived and led them and other agencies on a chase with speeds up to 90 miles per hour into Trumbull County.
The van’s speed slowed when its tires were flattened after running over spiked strips placed on the road by police.
A half-hour after the pursuit began, the van stopped along southbound Route 11 near Girard Lake.
The driver was gone, so police searched on foot using a K-9 tracking dog.
Eventually, troopers say 57-year-old Robert Ashley was arrested.
Ashley was booked into the Trumbull County Jail on a charge of failure to comply with a police order.
In August, Ashley pleaded guilty in Portage County to drug possession.
He was released from jail in January after completing a three-month sentence.