A 17-year-old from Sidney is recovering from injuries sustained in a crash after a high-speed chase from Franklin Twp. into Middletown last week.
Butler County Juvenile Court officials said the teen is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m. Monday to be arraigned on charges of being delinquent by way of aggravated vehicular assault, a second-degree felony; failure to comply with order of police, a third-degree felony; and receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony.
At that time, the teen will either enter a plea of true or not true to the charges.
The highway patrol said additional traffic charges are also pending against the teen.
Court officials said the teen was not taken into custody because he is under medical care for his injuries.
According to the complaint filed by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the teen was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry that was reported as a stolen car from Sidney. While driving on Interstate 75 south, the youth was clocked going 98 mph in a 65 mph zone near mile marker 38 in Franklin Twp. After the car pulled over near mile marker 36, the teen sped off as the trooper approached the car and a high-speed chase ensued.
The teen was allegedly driving at speeds of more than 100 mph before crashing into a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox at Central Avenue and Bellemonte Street causing injuries to himself and those in the other car. The teen and driver of the Equinox were taken to Atrium Medical Center where they were admitted. The passenger in the Equinox was treated and released.
At the time of the incident, the 17-year-old suspect is believed to have been under the influence of drugs, the patrol said.
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