5/18/16 – 8:46 A.M.
Kenton’s police chief was injured in a high-speed chase Tuesday. The State Highway Patrol reports 28-year-old Nicholas Meeker of Lima led authorities on a two-county chase, eventually colliding with a cruiser driven by Kenton Police Chief Dennis Musser. Both Meeker and Musser suffered minor injuries in the crash.
The chase started on State Route 309 in Allen County around 1:15 p.m. A state trooper tried to pull over Meeker for speeding, but Meeker began driving faster and more erratic. Hardin County Sheriff’s deputies tried to use stop sticks to slow Meeker down, but they didn’t work. Meeker then tried to pass a semi and ended up hitting the front end of Musser’s patrol car.
Meeker now faces OVI, reckless operation, and failure to comply charges among others.Read More →