Police: Reckless Driver Arrested After 10-Mile Chase

The Ottawa Police Department says a man was arrested after leading them on a 10-mile pursuit.

The police department says at 12:05 a.m. Saturday a semi driving north on Perry Street at North Defiance Street ignored a traffic control device.

An officer activated his lights and sirens and attempted to pull the semi over.

The police department says the semi was a suspected reckless driver who was initially reported south of Ottawa on State Route 65, where one vehicle was struck.

Police say the semi refused to pull over and the pursuit went about 10 miles before the driver finally stopped on State Route 65 south of Leipsic.

The driver was arrested and taken to jail pending criminal and traffic charges.

The Ottawa Police Department was assisted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Leipsic Police Department, The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Multi-Area Narcotics Unit and Leipsic EMS.