Avon Police have released Dashcam videos of the Dover Gardens Tavern car crash and pursuit that took place the evening of Oct. 23.
In a press release, Avon Police describe the incident:
On 10/23/14 at approximately 2046 hrs., the Avon Police Department copied radio traffic from the Avon Lake Police Department of an in progress theft of a motor vehicle complaint at Sweetbriar Golf Course, 750 Jaycox Road.
Avon officers proceeded to the area and were given a description of the vehicle being stolen, a 2002 white Ford F-250. There was an additional suspect vehicle, a 2005 white Ford Econoline van with ladders on top. Officers located both vehicles traveling southbound on Jaycox Road from the City of Avon Lake. Officers went to initiate traffic stops on the vehicles and the Ford F-250 failed to comply.
A pursuit was initiated on Jaycox Road southbound from Chester Road. The pursuit continued eastbound onto Detroit Road and entered the City of Westlake. The Westlake Police Department was notified and spike strips were set up on Detroit Road east of Cahoon.
The stolen vehicle ran over the spike strips and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle veered off the left side of the road and struck the Dover Gardens Bar, 27402 Detroit Road.
Avon officers with the assistance of the Westlake Police Department, the Avon Fire Department and the Westlake Fire Department rendered aid to the injured on scene. The Avon Lake Police Department is investigating the incident and additional charges may be filed by the City of Avon.
The Dashcam videos released by Avon police capture two views of the incident. The first, taken from a police pursuit cruiser, captures the high speed chase (reportedly up to 75 MPH). The second, taken from a police pursuit SUV, shows both the chase and the suspect being arrested at the Dover Gardens scene.