EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) – Police in St. Clair Township have arrested a man after a police chase throughout Columbiana County Thursday morning.
James R. Snowden, 38, of Youngstown, was taken into custody Thursday morning after a police chase that happened from Columbiana to East Liverpool.
According to the Columbiana Police Department, the chase started on Route 7, south of Columbiana, around 5:30 a.m. after police tried to conduct a traffic stop. St. Clair Township Police Chief Brian McKenzie said his department took over the chase after it headed into Rogers toward Route 11 in Calcutta.
McKenzie said Snowden was swerving and weaving into oncoming traffic while he was driving on the wrong side of the road. McKenzie said that while on OH-7 near Bell School Road, he almost struck a cruiser head-on.
Officers said Snowden eventually crashed on Route 11 in East Liverpool after trying to strike officers multiple times with his vehicle.
McKenzie said Snowden was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.
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Snowden is charged with failure to comply with an officer. He was taken to the Columbiana County Jail. His court date is scheduled for Friday at 8:30 a.m. at Columbiana County Municipal Court.