Man leads Ottawa police in pursuit


OTTAWA — A police pursuit early Saturday landed an unnamed truck driver in custody in Putnam County.

According to a news release from the Ottawa Police Department, the unnamed truck driver was seen disobeying a traffic device at North Perry and North Defiance Streets. An officer tried to pull the driver over just after midnight, but the driver didn’t stop until 10 miles later on state Route 65, south of the Village of Leipsic.

The driver allegedly struck a vehicle at North Perry Street near Elm Street in Ottawa.

The driver was taken into custody and faces criminal and traffic charges.

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