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Wildman dash and crash

Sandusky Register Staff • Jun 29, 2013 at 5:35 AM

Brett Farris, 45, of Sandusky, was arrested and charged with a slew of offenses Friday evening after a brief but busy chase near Fourth, Third and Wildman streets.

His charges: driving under suspension; driving left of center; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; obstructing official business; resisting arrest; tampering with evidence; and failure to comply with police orders.

He remains in the Erie County jail without bond.

Sandusky police tried to pull over a Chevy Equinox at about 9 p.m. Friday on First Street, but the vehicle took off, speeding along Fourth and Third streets and some crossroads before tearing through three blocks of grassy field. The vehicle came to a halt when it ran headlong into a knot of brush and trees near Wildman and Third streets.

The driver then bailed, taking off on foot across a grassy field, also tossing some marijuana onto the ground along the way, police said.

After a foot chase of about 150 to 200 yards, officers caught up to Farris. They zapped him with a Taser when he refused to show his hands, police said.

He was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser, but Sandusky paramedics soon loaded him into an ambulance when he began to complain of chest pains. He was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center briefly before heading for the Erie County jail.

When police asked him why he fled, Farris replied, "I don't like police."

Officers found suspected drug paraphernalia in the crashed vehicle.

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