LIBERTY TWP., Ohio (WKBN) — A woman was taken into custody early Tuesday morning after the Ohio State Highway Patrol said troopers were in a pursuit with her as she was going on Interstate 80 in Liberty Township.
According to Highway Patrol, Rachel Benton, 47, of Poland was the driver of the vehicle.
According to OSHP, troopers observed the car going the wrong way as it entered I-80 shortly before 1 a.m.
According to the Highway Patrol, a trooper had to swerve to miss being struck by a vehicle. The pursuit went from the vehicle traveling westbound in the I-80 eastbound lane before the car made a U-turn in the median crossover. It then drove on Route 11 southbound.
Troopers used stop sticks in Canfield Township, just before US-224, to stop the vehicle and deflate the front tires of the vehicle.
OSHP said the pursuit ended at the end of the ramp at US-224 and Route 11. The driver was taken into custody, and the Mahoning County Dog Warden took her dog.
Troopers said that there were no signs of impairment.
Benton was charged with fleeing and alluding and she was booked into the Trumbull County Jail, according to the Highway Patrol.
The incident is under investigation and charges are pending.
Brian Oehlback and Jonathan Renforth contributed to this report.