Court date for Canfield man accusing of driving into pursuit


A 27-year-old Canfield man accused of ignoring police and driving into the path of a police pursuit is expected in court today.

Dominic J. Leonelli is charged with failure to comply with order of a police officer. On Friday, officers from Mahoning Township, Pa., Boardman and the Ohio State Highway Patrol were trying to stop a suspect fleeing west from Pennsylvania to U.S. Route 224.

Police stopped traffic at Tippecanoe Road and Route 224 with their cruiser lights flashing, and Leonelli is accused of driving around police onto Route 224 into the path of the pursuit, records state.

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