2 in custody after police chase in Dayton

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Police officers chased a car several times on the city’s west side Tuesday afternoon.

Police tell 2 NEWS a car was spotted in the area of Gettysburg Avenue that had previously fled from police on several occasions.

Lieutenant Eric Sheldon of the Dayton Police Department said officers were able to locate the vehicle two additional times but lost sight of it in both instances.

Police say the suspect ditched the car on Maplewood Avenue, and the suspect’s brother picked him up.

The pair were found on Willowwood Drive. Both the suspect and the brother were taken into custody for questioning.

Police said drugs were found in the suspect’s car. Charges are pending in this case.

Lt. Sheldon said the pursuit policy of the Dayton Police Department has recently been revised. He says they have seen several cases of cars fleeing immediately when they see police and that puts the public in danger. Whether or not to chase a suspect is now considered on a case by case basis.

Because the suspect today had already fled from police several times, police believed it was important to get this person stopped.

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