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Fostoria duo busted after high-speed chase in Findlay Staff




A Fostoria couple is facing charges after allegedly leading Findlay police on a high-speed pursuit early Friday morning.

According to police, at approximately 3:33 a.m., officers attempted to stop a 2005 maroon Mercury Sable for driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

The traffic stop was initiated in the 400 block of Liberty St., and the driver of the vehicle failed to comply and fled from police.

After a two-and-a-half mile pursuit with speeds up to 70 miles per hour, the vehicle crashed into a tree off the corner of East St. and E. Front St.

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Johnathin M. Hinojosa, of Fostoria, then fled on foot into the wooded area.

An officer K-9 unit was deployed and located Hinojosa hiding behind a tree along the Blanchard River.

Hinojosa sustained a K9 bite and was taken into custody. Hinojosa was issued a citation for driving under suspension and wrong way on a one-way street, arrested and placed into the Hancock County Jail on felony charges of failure to comply with officers and possession of dangerous drugs.

The passenger of the vehicle, 20-year-old Azlynn R. Brown, also of Fostoria, was arrested and transported to Hancock County Jail for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, as well as falsification.