Oxford Twp. and Oxford police were involved chase that ended with the vehicle hitting a house early Sunday morning, according to police from both agencies.
At about 2:35 a.m.. an Oxford Twp. officer observed a 2008 Dodge eastbound on Ohio 73 traveling at a high rate of speed, according to Police Chief Michael Goins. The officer’s radar indicated the car was traveling 80 mph in a 55 mph zone.
When the officer activated overhead lights, the driver turned off the headlights and fled on to Oxford-Milford Road and then on to Bonham Roads towards the city of Oxford, according to Oxford Township Police. The officer lost sight of the vehicle and discontinued attempting to stop the vehicle.
The suspect vehicle was observed by an Oxford police officer and another township officer, who discontinued the stop attempt due to the high speed, according to Goins.
The car crashed into a home on Patrick Drive in the city of Oxford. The two 19-year-old occupants were transported to McCullough Hyde ER for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle, Andre J. Kohlman, 19, of Hamilton, and passenger, Corey M. Potts, 19, of Cincinnati, are facing charges. Kohlman has several traffic charges pending, and Potts was charged with underage consumption and possession of a fake identification card, according to Goins.
According to Oxford police, the car hit a new metal utility pole, went up a patch of trees, and flipped end over end several times before resting on the side of a house, where it was standing on its nose.
“The occupants were loudly arguing as the officers arrived at the car — probably because the vehicle was driven by a 19-year-old friend of the passenger, whose mother owns the vehicle,” Oxford police said in a Facebook post.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor, additional charges are pending test results, officials said. The incident remains under investigation