Pa. chase ends in Youngstown with arrest

A police chase that started in Mercer County ended in Youngstown, Ohio when the driver crashed.



YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A police chase that started in Pennsylvania Tuesday night ended with a crash in Youngstown.

Police say the chase started in Farrell after police say a traffic violation was committed and continued through Hubbard at about 80 miles per hour. The chase came to an end shortly after midnight on the ramp from the Route 711 connector to Interstate 680.

James White was arrested following a police chase beginning in Farrel. Poice said he was in possession of several drugs.
James White, 22

Police were after 22-year-old James White. White lost control of his vehicle and crashed on the ramp. He tried to run from his overturned car, but was caught by police.

He was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital to get checked out and then to the Mahoning County Jail.

White is facing several charges, including drug possession after police say they found heroin, crack and marijuana during the arrest. White is also charged with driving under suspension.

Sgt. Philip Robinson with the Warren Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the Pontiac G-6 White was driving is registered to a relative.

White is scheduled to appear in court Friday, Jan. 15. After that, he will be extradited to Pennsylvania to face several active warrants, including a probation violation.

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