PICKAWAY – A high-speed chase through the county ended with several crashes and a woman who is heading to jail.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the driver of a blue Honda Civic was called in as a reckless driver by several people on us 62 going through Harrisburg, but neither OSP nor Pickaway Sheriff had anyone in the area, but they had a good idea what way she was coming and set up a perimeter around the Five points pike area where they attempted to stop the driver. A high-speed chase ensued at speeds of over 120 mph. The chase went through Yankeetown pike, Pherson pike, keys road, onto US22 and into Williamsport where OSP said that she stopped and boxed her in, they attempted arrest and she would not comply and get out of the vehicle. Eventually, law enforcement was forced to break her driver’s side window that’s when she took off again from law enforcement and drove into a Pickaway Sheriff K9 unit vehicle to escape and hit a parked vehicle, and the chase continued. She pulled onto Pike and Church where she hit another parked car and then reversed and hit the K9 unit a second time attempted to escape again.
Law Enforcement then pull her out of the vehicle because she refused to comply.
Christina Thornton, 49 of Williamsport was arrested, she was transferred to Berger by Southwest Pickaway Fire where she was treated for lacerations on her face from the collisions.
OSP on the scene told us that they do suspect that alcohol was a factor. Another reason for her running could possibly be because she does not have a license.
Thornton was charged with failure to comply, OVI, driving with a suspended license, two crashes, probation violation, no seat belt, lanes of travel upon roadways. She appeared in Pickaway Court this week and was found guilty of OMVI and fleeing and Eluding, she was sentenced to 18 months in prison, 10 year ODL suspension