UPDATE: Name released of Marietta man arrested for vehicle pursuit in Parkersburg
Smarr had two active warrants through the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, according to officials
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE
Cody Dale Smarr, 29, of Marietta, Ohio has been arrested in connection to the vehicle pursuit in Parkersburg Wednesday evening. Smarr was identified in a release for Parkersburg Police Chief Matthew Board.
Smarr was charges with Fleeing with Reckless Disregard and Fleeing while Driving Under the Influence.
According to the release, Smarr had two active warrants through the Wood County Sheriff’s Office for No Insurance and Driving on Suspended Operators License.
Smarr was said to be driving a Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck.
WTAP will update if any new information becomes available.
Original Story: March 15, 2023
According to dispatch, a vehicle pursuit began around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Parkersburg Police Chief Matthew Board says a vehicle was observed driving erratically on the 4100 block of Emerson Ave. traveling northbound. When officers attempted a traffic stop, the subject fled continuing north on Emerson.
Chief Board explained the vehicle turned right on 5 Mile Road, did a U-Turn, and in the process officers lost sight of the vehicle. Minutes later, 911 received a call that a car was in a ditch. Officers involved in the pursuit responded and identified the vehicle as the one in that fled.
One person is in custody. At this time he’s being charged with fleeing with reckless indifference, but may receive additional charges later, according to Chief Board.
Parkersburg Police and The Wood County Sheriff’s Office were engaged in the pursuit, says Dispatch.
WTAP will update as more information becomes available.
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