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BOARDMAN — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who escaped during a high-speed chase early Sunday after cutting into a patrol car.

The incident began at 12:19 a.m. when a soldier attempted to stop a driver on U.S. Route 224 near Southern Boulevard, after the soldier witnessed the driver driving erratically and committing a traffic light violation and marked routes.

Instead of stopping, the driver took off at more than 90 mph eastbound on Highway 224 and then southbound on Interstate 680, according to the patrol. When he approached State Road 164, he attempted to travel on the wrong side of the highway and struck a marked state patrol cruiser, the patrol report said.

The driver then crossed the grassy median, headed north on I-680, back onto Route 224, sped west and pulled into a parking lot near Hitchcock Road, where he jumped out of the car and ran.

The Boardman Police Department and Highway Patrol have established a perimeter. The Patrol Aviation Unit and Youngstown and Salem Police Department dogs assisted in the search, but did not find the man.

Anyone with information is asked to call Highway Patrol at 330-533-6866.

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