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Two officers are injured and patrol cars sustained damage after pursuit in Portsmouth, OH

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Two officers and four patrol cars sustained damaged after a pursuit in Portsmouth, OH.

According to a news release issued by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at 12:39 a.m. on Friday Dec. 13, 2013 a trooper from the Portsmouth Patrol Post attempted a traffic stop on US 52 near Manning Street.

The trooper exited his vehicle and Brian Rawlins intentionally rammed the patrol car with his truck. The trooper's vehicle was disabled according to the news release. 

Rawlins then took off and headed eastbound on US 52 before another trooper tried to stop Rawlins near SR 335 according to information released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

According to the news release, Rawlins again hit a trooper's vehicle and he could no longer pursue the suspect. 

Rawlins took off and continued to travel along US 52. Two New Boston, OH police officers then picked up the pursuit this time. Rawlins intentionally hit one of the trooper's cruisers according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

Rawlins then drove through a grassy median and headed westbound on US 52. He eventually slid off the roadway and was blocked by law enforcement vehicles. He was pulled from the vehicle and taken into custody according to the news release. 

Brian Rawlins was arrested and booked into the Scioto County, OH jail on multiple felony charges.


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