Last paragraph reads: "Police said that the teenager smelled of alcohol and admitted drinking four beers. Police told Crowner he was also taking Prozac."
Teenager Accused Of Fleeing Police, Ramming Cruiser
Officer Uses Taser Gun On Driver
UPDATED: 2:00 pm EST February 23, 2006WESTERVILLE, Ohio --
Police said an 18-year-old driver was charged Thursday with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, felonious assault and resisting arrest.
Derek Zwirner allegedly fled from police before striking an officer's cruiser, NBC 4
's Lauren Crowner reported.
Police said that video taken from a police cruiser captured Zwirner, 18, speeding along Polaris Parkway. Police said that Zwirner then sped up and fled as the officer attempted to stop the car.
"Our officers decided it wasn't worth the risk to the public to continue the chase," said Westerville police Detective Tracey Myers.
Officer Steven Grubbs searched the area and spotted the car at Sunbury and Maxtown roads, Crowner said. Then Zwirner allegedly pointed his car's headlights at Grubbs' cruiser, Crowner reported.
"That vehicle sped up and rammed a cruiser at that point," Myers said.
Police said that Grubbs was inside the car when Zwirner slammed into the side and then sideswiped it. No injuries were reported.
According to police, Grubbs attempted to get Zwirner out of the car but he resisted, forcing Grubbs to use a Taser gun on the teenager.
Medics transported Zwirner to St. Ann's Hospital, where he was treated for a facial laceration and released.
Police said that the teenager smelled of alcohol and admitted drinking four beers. Police told Crowner he was also taking Prozac.
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