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Speeding driver leads police on chase in Lorain


LORAIN — A Lorain man faces charges after being accused of leading police on a chase just before midnight Friday.

A driver, whom police later identified as Anthony A. Davis, was speeding west on West 33rd Street near Amherst Avenue, according to police Officer Wesley Fordyce’s report. The car later fishtailed and drove left of center before parking in the driveway of an abandoned home at 3334 Dayton Ave. The driver ran, but his passenger, Chad Evans, stayed by the vehicle and was not arrested.

Fordyce wrote that he found two knives lying near the car that were dry despite a recent rain. He said a small amount of marijuana and a marijuana pipe were found in the car. Davis was arrested after being found under a car by police dog Kriss at 515 W. 34th St. Davis was bitten on the right arm by Kriss, according to a report by Kriss’ handler, Officer Craig Payne. Payne wrote that he shouted that if Davis didn’t surrender he would be bitten.

Evans said he and Davis had spent the night drinking and when Davis saw he was being followed by police, he screamed, “Oh, (expletive)! I can’t go to jail,” Fordyce wrote.

Davis, 25, of the 3200 block of Livingston Avenue, was charged with drunken driving, reckless driving, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and possession of marijuana. Davis is free on a $6,600 bond and is due in Lorain Municipal Court on Tuesday.

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