Man indicted in high speed chase


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com



Butler

Butler


Courtesy photo | Delaware County Jail

A Worthington man was indicted by a Delaware County grand jury Friday after leading Delaware police on a vehicle chase in July.

Shannon Lee Butler, 22, is charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of police officer, a third-degree felony, and two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first-degree misdemeanors.

An arraignment has been set in Delaware County Common Pleas Court for Sept. 30 at 9 a.m.

Police report Butler was arrested after leading police officers on a brief vehicle chase on July 26 just before midnight in the area of U.S. 23 in Delaware.

Police received a call about a hit-skip accident on U.S. 23 North near the Sunoco gas station at 11:42 p.m. The vehicle, driven by Butler, reportedly hit a guardrail near Coover Road and another vehicle near 1001 U.S. 23 North.

An off-duty officer spotted the vehicle, which had heavy front-end damage and called police. An on-duty officer used his lights and sirens to attempt to stop the car but Butler refused to comply, eventually leading officers to the Troy Road shopping center.

Police said Butler was traveling at speeds exceeding 85 mph at points in the chase.

Butler drove through the parking lot and crossed Central Avenue where he drove through the iron fence at Grady Memorial Hospital and crashed into a tree. Butler was arrested and charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. Police reported that his blood-alcohol level was .223.

Butler posted bail after appearing in Delaware Municipal Court in July.

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http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2016/08/web1_butler.jpgButler Courtesy photo | Delaware County Jail

By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.