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Update – Local Pickaway County Man Charged in High-Speed Chase Ends in Crash into Car and Property


CIRCLEVILLE – A high-speed chase occurred around 3:30 pm and went through the city of Circleville blazing through side roads at high speed.

According to early reports, the chase started in the area of Pickaway Street and blew across through Scioto Street, Water Union, Corwin, and Court Street where the chase came to an end when a gray truck crashed into a car and then into a fence at the corner of Union and Court street. Two people were detained the driver and the passenger who had a warrant. Emergency services were called to the scene for injuries to the single driver of the car, that person was transported to the local hospital.

A Circleville officer on the scene broke out a window while attempting to access the victim’s car and suffered a cut injury.

Property damage was reported along the route of the chase from the suspect’s car running into signs, trash cans, vehicles, and tearing up yards while driving on the curbs.

59-year-old Larry Schwalbauch was the driver who has been charged with several traffic violations, hit and run in several crashes including a vehicle on Water Street and several road signs, failure to comply, and multiple charges of felonious assault. Schwalbauch was arrested and charged with abduction and domestic assault recently you can read that story here: https://www.sciotopost.com/pickaway-county-man-charged-with-abduction-in-domestic-violence-situation/