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Driver of stolen car flees from troopers, leaving puppy and drugs behind Staff




Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are seeking information regarding the identity  of a driver who led troopers on a pursuit in a stolen car in Toledo early this morning.

Troopers attempted to stop a Dodge Charger for a traffic violation on Interstate 75 near Phillips  Ave. just after 1 a.m. Once the trooper activated his overhead emergency lights, the vehicle fled  northbound on I-75 and took the exit for Stickney Ave. The vehicle continued east on S.  Expressway Dr. and crashed when the driver failed to negotiate the sharp curve near E.  Manhattan Blvd.

After the crash, the unidentified female driver fled on foot. Upon clearing the vehicle, troopers  located a pit bull puppy and illegal drugs inside.

Since 2016, troopers have recovered 794 stolen vehicles from northwest Ohio. The Patrol  reminds motorists to secure their vehicle and to never leave the keys inside when left unattended.

The Patrol was assisted on scene by the Toledo Police Department, ABCO Services, and Lucas  County Canine Care and Control.

If you have any information regarding the identity of the driver, please contact the Toledo Patrol  Post at (419) 865-0910.