A routine traffic stop turned into a hot pursuit in Findlay early Monday morning.
The Findlay Police Department says just after midnight, an officer tried to pull over a Ford Mustang on Bright Road at Croy Drive for an expired registration and equipment violation. The driver sped off heading north, hitting speeds over 100 miles per hour, driving out of town. Officers say the car was last seen on County Road 18, near County Road 109 before the chase was called off. The chase lasted only about 3 minutes and covered nearly 4 and a half miles. Police are still looking for the suspect.
NEWS RELEASE FROM FINDLAY POLICE DEPARTMENT 10/21/19:
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Motor Vehicle Pursuit
DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: 10/21/2019 at 0005 Hours
LOCATION OF INCIDENT: Bright Road at Croy Drive
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT: An Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a silver Ford Mustang for an expired registration violation and an equipment violation on Bright Road near Croy Drive. The driver failed to stop for the Officer and immediately proceeded to travel at speeds over 100 miles per hour. The driver fled northbound on Bright Road out of the Findlay City Limits and into Hancock County. The vehicle was last seen on County Road 18 near County Road 109 before the pursuit was terminated. The pursuit lasted about three minutes for a total of 4.4 miles. The suspect has not been located at this time.
CURRENT STATUS: Investigation Pending