OSHP Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Started In Findlay

Two people were taken into custody after leading authorities on a high speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a trooper tried to pull over a Volkswagen Jetta on Interstate 75 southbound in Findlay for a speeding violation at 1:18 a.m. Thursday.

The Highway Patrol says the driver refused to stop and led them on a pursuit that lasted for about an hour and reached speeds of up to 120 miles per hour.

The pursuit made its way onto County Road 9 in Hancock County going southbound and authorities lost sight of the vehicle and terminated the pursuit.

Troopers then came across the abandoned car on County Road 9, south of U.S. 30 in northern Hardin County.

An aviation unit was called in to help search for the suspects and two people were taken into custody, Cederic Cooley, 24, and Donald Calhoun IV, 19.

Cooley was booked at the Hancock County Justice Center for an outstanding warrant in Hancock County.

The Highway Patrol says the Jetta was stolen out of Columbus, and had stolen New York plates on it.