Ohio police chase ends after man jumps into golf course lake

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

A Rayland, Ohio man was arrested on Tuesday after a high-speed chase in Stuebenville that ended up with him jumping into a golf course lake.

Steubenville police say the chase started after they noticed a man asleep at the wheel with his truck in the middle of the road. Police say when they woke up the driver to get him to exit, that’s when the chase began.

Police say they chased the man throughout Steuebvnille with speeds reaching over 90 MPH.

Among the areas the chase reached included:

  • Logan Street
  • State Route 7
  • South Street
  • Seventh Street
  • Terrace Ave.
  • Adams Street
  • Fourth Street
  • Lincolin Ave.
  • Coal Hill Road
  • Lovers Lane
  • Fort Steuben Drive
  • JC Penney Parking lot
  • Dick’s parking lot
  • Lancia’s Villa Yoyale nursing home parking lot
  • Country Club Estates
  • Scioto Drive
  • Fairway Drive
  • Steubenville Country Club golf course

Steubenville police say during the pursuit the driver made multiple traffic infractions and even struck a patrol vehicle.

Once the vehicle reached the Steubenville Country Club golf course police say the vehicle came to rest on the gold course and the driver exited and ran on foot where he jumped into the golf course lake.

Police say Brandon Billingsley exited the lake shortly after jumping in and was arrested and was taken to Trinity West to be checked on and then to the Justice Center.

Police say Billingsley will be held without bond pending an initial appearance in Steubenville Municipal Court.

Steubenville PD says they also located a pill on the driver’s side seat of the vehicle.

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