December 22, 2014

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Lorain man accused of leading police on car chase

John Liston

John Liston

LORAIN — A Lorain man is accused of leading police on a car chase from Washington Avenue to the intersection of West 13th Street and Reid Avenue about 3:30 a.m. Monday.

Police Officer Todd Hite wrote in a report that he tried to stop a car with no license plate light, but the driver refused to stop. Hite said the driver abandoned the car in an alley and ran.

Hite said he tackled the man, whom he identified as John Liston, in a yard. Hite said Liston smelled of alcohol and had trouble walking. He said Liston refused to take a Breathalyzer test.

Liston, 30, of the 200 block of West 13th Street, was charged with drunken driving, reckless driving, fleeing police and obstructing official business. Liston was held late Monday at Lorain County Jail. His next court date was unavailable.