Two Columbus women were arrested Thursday night following a high-speed chase that began on Findlay’s Tiffin Avenue and ended nearly 30 minutes later in Upper Sandusky.
Findlay police reported the pursuit began at 7:11 p.m. in the 1200 block of Tiffin Avenue when an officer attempted to stop a car that matched the description of one involved in a theft at Radio Shack, 2320 Tiffin Ave.
The driver of the car fled, leading police on a chase through downtown Findlay and eventually onto Interstate 75 via West Main Cross Street.
The pursuit continued onto Ohio 15 and U.S. 23, with help from the State Highway Patrol. The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office deployed a set of spikes shortly after the car entered that county, Findlay police reported. Another set of spikes was deployed by Upper Sandusky police near the U.S. 23-U.S. 30 interchange. At that time, all but one of the tires on the fleeing vehicle were deflated, and the driver pulled over near the County Highway 330 exit, police reported.
Arrested were the driver, Jolisha McDonald, 22, and a passenger, Danielle White, 22. McDonald was charged with failure to comply with an order of a police officer, a third-degree felony, and petty theft. White was arrested for petty theft.
Both women were being held Thursday night in the Hancock County jail.
According to police, the pursuit lasted 28 minutes and covered 37.8 miles. No one was injured.