Woman jailed after heroin overdose, police chase

A police chase that started in Warren, Ohio ended up in Howland Township.


HOWLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – A woman accused of leading police on a high-speed chase and driving erratically after waking up from a heroin overdose on Monday appeared before a judge for her video arraignment Tuesday afternoon.

Alexandria Fetterols, 28, of Newton Falls, entered a not guilty plea to a felony failure to comply charge. She is on probation from a 2012 theft charge and has a hold in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, court records show.

Fetterols was not granted bond and is set to appear in court on June 11 for a preliminary hearing.

Gary Mayyou and his family were watching TV at their Howland home when a police chase made its way into the township, with sirens wailing.

“It is strange. It is weird. It is a nice, peaceful neighborhood. Something like this doesn’t happen,” Mayyou said.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Patrick Abel said the chase started in Warren when police were called to a Giant Eagle parking lot just before 4:45 p.m. Monday to check on a woman slumped over the steering wheel of her car.

When officers went to check on her, she woke up and led police on a chase through several communities, Abel said.

“We had to take action to get the vehicle stopped as soon as we could,” Abel said.

Speeds never got over 55 miles an hour during the chase, according to police, but they said the woman was driving erratically. Officers said her driving was the result of a heroin overdose.

The chased ended in front of Mayyou’s house. Now, a repair job needs done on his lawn.

“Yeah, it sucks. A lot of work to do,” Mayyou said.

After the suspect was stopped, paramedics took her to an area hospital to get treatment for the overdose.

Warren Police continue to handle the investigation, since that is where the chase started.

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