Pursuit leads to felony OVI arrest in Preble County

A pursuit in Preble County has led to a felony OVI arrest of an Eaton man in Preble County, according to officials. 

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Darrell T. Lamb, 43, was arrested on December 16 by Eaton police officers following a pursuit.

According to a release, officers responded to a reckless driver complaint at an area Walmart, where they encountered a vehicle driven by Lamb that fled when they attempted to stop it.

Further investigation revealed that Lamb had taken the vehicle from the Walmart parking lot without permission of the owner, who is known to Lamb.

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A deputy encountered the vehicle southbound on North Maple Street, traveling at approximately 80 mph, failing to stop at stop signs, which prompted the pursuit to begin. The pursuit would eventually end when Lamb pulled over on East Main Street at Wynonna Drive where he was taken into custody without incident, per the release. 

Lamb was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest and has been charged with the following crimes in Eaton Municipal Court: Failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, Unauthorized use of a vehicle, and Unlawful operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Lamb has five prior convictions for OVI since 2007 and remains in the Preble County Jail. 

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