UPDATE: Troopers identify driver who led them in slow-speed chase to Salem

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SALEM, Ohio (WKBN) – It was an unusual chase that played out across 10 miles stemming from Alliance to Salem on Saturday morning. 

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said speeds never reached more than 40 miles per hour. They eventually got their guy in front of the Salem Golf Club, where troopers and the Perry Twp. Fire Department boxed him in.

It began after a trooper stopped a vehicle at a gas station outside of Alliance. 

According to Highway Patrol, while the trooper was conducting the stop, another driver in a truck pulled up, started swearing at him and threw his driver’s license at the trooper. Investigators said that driver, later identified as 27-year-old Dylan Conner, of Warren, then took off, leading troopers on a chase down Route 62. 

At one point, the Conner went into a ditch to pass another vehicle, according to troopers. 

After he was boxed in, troopers said the suspect complied with their orders. 

Conner was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. Crews towed his truck from the scene. 

No injuries were reported as a result of the chase.

Conner is charged with felony fleeing, OVI, driving in unmarked lanes, no seatbelt, and distracted driving. 

Conner is currently being held at the Columbiana County Jail. 

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