Ohio teen faces charges after officer hit

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol has charged a teen with drunken-driving and failure-to-control after he allegedly hit a police officer during a pursuit last weekend.

A burglary call in Mount Vernon, northeast of Columbus, started the incident early Sunday. That led to police chasing a car driven by 18-year-old Joshua Baldridge across Knox County.

The patrol said Baldridge’s car hit 23-year-old Danville police officer Chad Lishness, who was attempting to put down spike strips to stop the car. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/12qVA4o ) reports that Lishness is in fair condition at a Columbus hospital.

Baldridge was eventually taken into custody after crashing into another car in Centerburg. More charges are possible.

The teen was in jail, with no attorney information available.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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