Joy ride ends with charges

Man, 18, leads police on high-speed chase in stolen vehicle.
Jessica Cuffman
Sep 19, 2013
An 18-year-old Fremont man told authorities he was joyriding in a stolen car Wednesday morning when he led officers on a highspeed chase through two cities, according to a police report.

Carl Click, 18, of the 2600 block of Port Clinton Road, remains in the Sandusky County jail on $50,000 bond on charges of grand theft, fleeing police, breaking and entering and operating a vehicle under the influence.

Click led Fremont police on a vehicle pursuit that topped speeds of 100 mph, ending only when a tire blew out on the SUV, the report said.

Fremont police Capt. Tim Woolf was in his cruiser when he first spotted the 2006 GMC Envoy on Hayes Avenue at about 3:15 a.m., driving at about 85 mph as it passed Granville Boulevard. Woolf set out to pursue the vehicle on Washington Street, but the vehicle pulled away at high speeds, the report said.

When Woolf finally caught up to the SUV and activated his overhead lights and sirens, the SUV kept going, pulling away and weaving through the city, the report said.

Two other cruisers then took over the pursuit, following the SUV east on State Street as it blew through at least two red lights and hit speeds of more than 100 mph heading into Clyde, the report said.

Fremont police asked Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers to set out spikes to pop the SUV’s tires, but the vehicle tore past troopers before they could place the spikes on the road. The SUV finally stopped on Main Street in Clyde, where one of its tires blew out.

Click then ditched the vehicle and tried to flee on foot, but he was quickly taken into custody, the report said.

Officers called the SUV’s owner, who said the vehicle was stolen. It had been parked in an unlocked garage with the keys inside.

For his part, a glassy-eyed Click told police he’d been drinking, the report said. A breathalyzer test registered his blood-alcohol content at 0.09 percent, just above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Click told officers he was joyriding for the thrill of the chase, although he denied stealing the SUV. He told officers he found the keys on the ground next to the SUV, which was parked in the street.

The pursuit lasted about seven minutes, according to the report.

Comments

YoMamma

Looser!

Unassumer

that would be LOSER. your shoelaces are looser.

ladydye_5

This a day after the horrible life ending crash in Bellevue? Just for the "thrill of the chase"? Did he even think for a second he could have killed someone? Took someone's mother from them? Killed a child? A father? No...that is the problem, too many DO NOT THINK. Do not care. Only in it for themselves. All about me mentality.

2cents

(Click) Bang!

Simple Enough II

Like.

deertracker

Your answer to everything 2cents. Have you ever shot anyone? I think not!

2cents

Oh deer, you failed to see the humor!

SamAdams

You know, if these idiots only killed themselves, I wouldn't really care. In fact, I'd appreciate the savings of taxpayer dollars! But they usually injure or kill innocents while they're taking their little "joy rides." A little over the speed limit? Okay, give him a ticket and send him on his way. 100 mph? In town? That needs to be a prison sentence, and a stiff one! Let's see how he enjoys "joy rides" in jail, shall we?

transplant

Come on. He looks like a fine upstanding citizen. NOT!

Baba Booey

This chap should be hung by the bollocks yea.....

Simple Enough II

The neck tattoos say it all.

From the Grave

And he was probably texting.

starryeyes83

He is stoned out of his gourd.

Buckeye_Nation

"no but really he was a good kid, never thought he would do anything like this"just waiting for someone to get on here and say it...what a total loser, nice neck tattoos, why do people choose to get those on their necks, first impressions mean alot and when you have a tattoo on your neck you just scream i am a criminal or gang banger, or just a big loser

starryeyes83

Agree.

Centauri

I learn a lot about people from Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites.

https://www.facebook.com/carl.cl...

Check his photos and comments. If I were an employer, he would not even get an interview from me.

Facebook = TMI