Driver arrested after 120 MPH chase, crashing into trooper in southern Ohio


LUCASVILLE, Ohio - A man is arrested and charged after the Ohio State Highway Patrol said he drove at a high speed through a construction zone and hit a trooper's vehicle in southern Ohio on Monday.

OSHP said 19-year-old Joshua Longworth of Lucasville was driving a car on U.S. 23 near SR-348 in Lucasville when he nearly hit a trooper and several road workers around 3:30 p.m.

Troopers chased Longworth southbound on U.S. 23.

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OSHP said Longworth's estimated top speed was 120 miles per hour.

Longworth lost control on U.S. 23 in Rosemount, several miles south of Lucasville, and crashed into a trooper's cruiser. The trooper is ok.

OSHP said Longworth was taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

There was an odor of alcohol present in the car and there were signs Longworth was impaired by drugs, according to OSHP.

Troopers said Longworth was charged with failure to comply, improper handling of a firearm while intoxicated, driving under the influence and felonious assault.

He is in custody at the Scioto County Jail.