Man Wearing Nothing But Underwear Arrested After High-Speed Chase
Police made multiple, unexpected discoveries on this high-speed chase in the middle of the night in Ohio.
It was very early in the morning, just after 1 A.M. on the Monday following 4th of July when a car flew by police going 68 MPH in a 35 MPH zone in North Olmsted, Ohio. The suspect sped up to near 90 MPH when local law enforcement attempted to pull the speeding vehicle over. The speeding car allegedly weaved in and out of other lanes and ran red lights.
The officers in pursuit terminated the high-speed pursuit for the safety of others. That's when the suspect surprisingly slowed down and pulled over. It took the officers a little time but they were able to get the suspect out of the car. What they found was odd according to a police report obtained by Cleveland.com,
Officers then discovered that the suspect was wearing only boxers and socks. An officer found the man’s shirt inside the car and put it on him. Police found the man’s pants in the car, but they were wet and smelled of urine.
Apparently, the suspect thought he was just a couple streets from his Cleveland home. He was about 20 - 25 minutes from Cleveland at the time. North Olmsted police officers on the scene mentioned in the police report that the suspect had glassy eyes, smelled of alcohol and kept losing his balance. That in combination with the man's confusion about his location and lack of clothing likely lead to a breath test. The results of the test showed the man's blood-alcohol level was more than double the legal limit.
The suspect was detained and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to comply.