2 arrested after police pursuit ends in crash in Boaz

Published: Mar. 30, 2020 at 12:36 PM EDT
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At least two people were arrested Monday morning after a driver fleeing from police crashed his car in Boaz in Wood County, authorities said.

The pursuit began about 10 a.m. after Marietta police pulled over a car near the Speedway on 7th Street and noticed drug paraphernalia inside the car, Marietta Police Capt. Aaron Nedeff said.

Officers pursued the car across the Williamstown bridge into West Virginia, and the chase continued south on Route 14 before coming to an end near a home in the 300-block of North Meadowlark Drive in Boaz, Nedeff said.

The driver, Christopher Browning, 30, Reedsville, Ohio, was arrested after a short foot pursuit, police said.

Browning agreed to be returned to Washington County, where he is being charged with felony fleeing, Nedeff said, adding that Browning will also likely face charges in West Virginia relating to property damage that occurred at the end of the pursuit. He also could face charges for allegedly throwing items out of the car during the chase, Nedeff said

Browning remains in the Washington County Jail pending an arraignment hearing in Marietta Municipal Court.

A passenger, who has not been identified, was arrested by Wood County sheriff's deputies on a separate, unrelated warrant out of Kanawha County, police said.

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