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.

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

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