Michele Spring Reporting:

(Thursday, April 12, 2018) A 32-year old man is in custody after leading New Philadelphia police on a pursuit early Thursday morning.

Stephen Weigand, of Uhrichsville, was speeding down Tuscarawas Avenue when officers spotted him. Weigand led police on a six-minute pursuit that eventually ended near Timken on East High Avenue.

New Phila Officer Rocky Dusenberry says police, with the assistance of the State Highway Patrol, threw spike strips in front of the vehicle which eventually forced the car to come to a complete stop.

Weigand was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the arrest.

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