Sheriff: Pursuit that ended in west Columbus crash may have violated FCSO policy

A pursuit ended in a crash at Glenwood Avenue and Sullivant Avenue on Monday, Nov. 11. (WBNS)
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio — The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is reviewing the actions of its deputies and supervisor involved after a high-speed pursuit ended in a crash in west Columbus on Monday.

The sheriff's office says just before 2 p.m., a marked patrol cruiser was attempting to to stop a possible stolen vehicle in the area of Georgesville Road and W. Broad Street.

When the vehicle didn't stop, a pursuit ensued southbound on Georgesville Road and then eastbound on Sullivant Avenue.

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The sheriff's office says the pursuit lasted five minutes and reached 94 mph at one point.

The sheriff's office says while speeds varied during the 5-minute pursuit, it reached 94 mph at one point.

The suspect struck another vehicle at the intersection of Sullivant Avenue and Glenwood Avenue, resulting in minor injuries.

Upon initial review of the cruiser video, the sheriff's office in a press release said it appears the pursuit "may have violated Sheriff's Office police and guidelines." A full review is taking place with the deputies and supervisor involved.

The suspect is in Franklin County jail on numerous felony charges related to the pursuit.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office did not elaborate on what part of the policy might have been violated when 10TV reached out for more information. The agency also did not name the deputies involved in the chase.

The sheriff's office changed part of its pursuit policy following a 10TV investigation earlier this year.

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