Willard woman hits cruiser

WILLARD Police say a Willard woman rammed a police cruiser and caused much chaos on a 15-mile pursui
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

WILLARD

Police say a Willard woman rammed a police cruiser and caused much chaos on a 15-mile pursuit.

Sgt. Mike Martz said the woman who rammed his cruiser is facing numerous charges including three felonies and two counts of vehicular assault.

About 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Arlena Hicks, 38, 300 block of Dale St., began her 80 mph road spree, hitting the rear of a vehicle being driven by David Stanfield of Willard.

Instead of stopping, the tirade continued. Sgt. Martz attempted to pass Hicks and was sideswiped, then rammed from behind after attempting to box her in.

The SUV Hicks was driving was finally stopped on Ohio 303, two miles west of Lorain County line and 15 miles from her starting point.

Although it is not confirmed that the woman was under the influence of drugs and alcohol since she refused a drug test, Sgt. Martz said it was apparent she was intoxicated. She remains in the Huron County Jail on a $10,000 bond Wednesday night.