Ohio State Highway Patrol vehicle hit during high-speed chase on NB I-75

Driver got away, passenger in Camaro arrested

High speed chase on I-75 Tuesday (part 1)

WOOD COUNTY (WTOL) - One man is in custody and the driver of a car is still at large after leading law enforcement officials on a chase on I-75 on Tuesday.

According to Perrysburg Township Police, the township department, Perrysburg police and federal agencies were taking enforcement action as part of an ongoing multi-agency investigation.

During this operation, the suspects were observed in a 2017 Chevy Camaro during surveillance.

Law enforcement officers attempted to stop the vehicle and take the suspects into custody. The passenger of the vehicle was apprehended without incident.

The driver of the vehicle then struck a Perrysburg detective vehicle and nearly struck several other law enforcement vehicles before getting on I-75 and fleeing northbound.

The sheriff’s office said the chase on I-75 made its way north into Toledo and the Camaro struck an Ohio State Highway Patrol vehicle on I-75 northbound near the Maumee River.

The passenger in the car, 18-year-old Filmel Williams Jr. of Brownstown, Michigan, was arrested without incident. Williams was charged with money laundering, forgery and criminal tools.

He was released on bond and will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 15.

Filmel Williams Jr., 18, of Brownstown, Michigan, was arrested without incident during a traffic stop Tuesday. As Williams was being arrested, the driver of the car fled the scene and struck an Ohio State Highway Patrol vehicle on I-75 northbound near the Maumee River.
Filmel Williams Jr., 18, of Brownstown, Michigan, was arrested without incident during a traffic stop Tuesday. As Williams was being arrested, the driver of the car fled the scene and struck an Ohio State Highway Patrol vehicle on I-75 northbound near the Maumee River. (SOURCE: Wood County jail)

Perrysburg Township Police originally said an officer was hit during the chase, but later confirmed that it was a cruiser that was struck during the chase. No officers were injured.

Toledo police later located the unoccupied Camaro at an apartment complex located on Manhattan Boulevard in north Toledo.

Williams Jr. was transported to the Wood County jail. He is being charged with money laundering, forgery and criminal tools.

Perrysburg police chase

The driver of the vehicle is still on the run.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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