NORTHFIELD VILLAGE — A Cleveland man entered a felony no plea at his arraignment Tuesday morning to a third-degree felony failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer following a high speed pursuit from the village through Macedonia and into Twinsburg late Monday night, according to Stow Municipal Court records.
Village Police Lt. Brian Zajac said the pursuit of a 2011 Chevrolet Impala driven by 19-year-old Zuri D. Drain began on Route 8 after a police officer on patrol noticed that the numbers on the car’s temporary license tag had been torn off and the officer tried to stop the car at about 11 p.m.
Zajac said the pursuit initially traveled on side streets, including Kennedy, McKinley Drive and Lowrie Boulevard and exited back onto Route 8 heading south to Ledge Road, east to Shepard Road and north to Route 14, where stop sticks set there by Twinsburg police punctured three of the car’s tires. The car then turned west onto Route 14 and came to a stop and Drain was arrested without any issues, said Zajac.
Zajac said speeds during the pursuit reached as much as 80 mph on Ledge and Shepard, where speed limits are 35 mph.
"The pursuit was approximately six minutes traveling over 5 miles," said Zajac.
Three passengers in the car were released at the scene without charges, said Zajac.
According to court records, Drain is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Judge Kim R. Hoover on Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. and was being held in Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $25,000 bond Tuesday afternoon.
An attorney for Drain could not immediately be identified.
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