Driver flees OSP at 150 mph, chase ends in Lordstown

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The chase ended near the Dairy Queen on State Route 45

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Two people on their way from Michigan to Pennsylvania led troopers on a high-speed chase on the Ohio Turnpike that ended at the Dairy Queen in Lordstown.

Sgt. William Lee said he was sitting at the Hiram Post about 8:20 a.m. Sunday when he saw a car speed past the barracks.

Lee got behind the car and said he clocked the driver, later identified as Kyler Kinlen, 18, of Michigan, doing about 100 miles per hour.

Lee tried to pull Kinlen over, but he took off and a chase ensued. Lee said speeds topped 150 miles per hour.

Kinlen exited the turnpike at the Lordstown exit, crashing through the toll gate, Lee said.

The chase continued down South Bailey Road, where Lee said Kinlen ran a red light and continued onto Route 45, disregarding all traffic signals and hitting a stop sign.

Lee said Kinlen finally stopped on Route 45 (Tod Avenue) at the Dairy Queen in Lordstown where he was arrested.

Kinlen is charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless operation and speeding.

Kinlen’s passenger, 19-year-old Kendra Buers was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Lee said the couple was traveling from Michigan to Milford, Pa.

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