Drunk driving suspect flees into sewer

April 23, 2008 at 5:07 PM

FINDLAY, Ohio, April 23 (UPI) -- Police in Findlay, Ohio, said a drunken driving suspect fled into the sewers after his car collided with a school bus.

Officers said Chad Nye, 28, was arrested Friday after a three-block chase below ground followed by another three block chase once he emerged from the sewer, the Toledo (Ohio) Blade reported Wednesday.

"That is the first storm sewer chase we ever had, that's for sure," said Sgt. David Hill, one of the officers involved in the chase.

Investigators said Nye may have been traveling 45 to 50 mph in the 25 mph zone when he crashed into the school bus. The driver of the bus, William Hooks, 60, was cited for failure to yield after he stopped at a stop sign and continued into the intersection where the bus was hit.

Nye was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, failure to comply with police, driving under suspension, leaving the scene of an injury accident, obstruction of official business, and having an open container of alcohol. He was taken to the Hancock County jail after receiving treatment at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

Two students riding on the bus were also treated for minor injuries.

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