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Fostoria man arrested after high-speed motorcycle pursuit in Findlay




44-year-old Duane M. Noel, of Fostoria. (Photo Credit: Hancock County Justice Center)

Findlay, Ohio — A Fostoria man was arrested Tuesday evening after taking Findlay police officers on a high-speed pursuit.

At 11:35 p.m., officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 2002 blue and white Harley-Davidson motorcycle for no registration on East Sandusky Street near Wilson Street.

The motorcyclist, 44-year-old Duane M. Noel, of Fostoria, failed to comply with the traffic stop and led officers on a roughly five-mile pursuit that lasted about seven minutes.

Noel continued eastbound on State Route 568 to County Road 237, where he went north to U.S. 224. From there, he went east and then north on Eastern Woods Parkway, according to Findlay PD.

The pursuit reached speeds of 100 mph.

When his motorcycle lost control in a grassy area near Ashwood Drive in the Birchaven subdivision, Noel was taken into custody and charged with fleeing and eluding, possession of drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. There were no injuries, according to Findlay PD.

Citations for no motorcycle endorsement, driving under suspension, and operating without a title were issued to Noel. He was incarcerated at the Hancock County Justice Center.

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