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Ohio police chase ends in prison parking lot

Jason Davis drove around the perimeter of the prison until his tires were punctured by stop strips.

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Ben Hooper
A police car with lights flashing at night. Photo by Jaromir Chalabala/Shutterstock
A police car with lights flashing at night. Photo by Jaromir Chalabala/Shutterstock

TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Police in Ohio said a chase with a suspect who refused to pull over ended when the man drove into a prison parking lot.

Toledo police said officers gave chase when Jason Davis, 33, of Monroe, Mich., sped away from an attempted traffic stop at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Police said Davis crashed through a grate into the parking lot of the Toledo Correctional Institution and drove around the perimeter of the building until he drove over a set of stop strips and punctured all four tires.

Davis refused to exit the vehicle and was forcibly removed by officers, police said.

Davis was charged with two counts of vandalism of government property, failure to comply, possession of drugs, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, drug paraphernalia, failure to stop at a stop sign, and not using a turn signal.

Police said the vandalism counts stemmed from damage to the prison gate and a police vehicle damaged by the gate.

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