Youngstown cop injured in arrest

YOUNGSTOWN — A city police officer suffered a broken hand late Thursday after helping to arrest a man who led officers on a lengthy chase while he had a child in his car.

Allen Lee, 42, of East Ravenwood Avenue, is expected to be arraigned later today in municipal court on several charges including fleeing and eluding and child endangering.

He was arrested in Mill Creek Park about 11:45 p.m. after reports said he led police on a chase across the entire South Side, driving in opposite lanes and into oncoming traffic and continued after all four tires were punctured by stop sticks and he still refused to stop.

The chase began when an officer tried to pull him over for running a stop sign, reports said.

Reports said Lee hit a guardrail and tumbled down a ravine and he was arrested there. That is when the officer broke his hand.

The child was in the backseat of the car with a bruise on his forehead and appeared dazed, reports said. He was turned over to a relative at St Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, where he was examined for any injuries.

Lee has a warrant for violating the terms of his probation stemming from a no-contest plea in municipal court to a second-degree misdemeanor charge of aggravated vehicular homicide for an October 2013, fatal accident. Court records do not show what the violation was.

Lee was convicted of running over a man who was raking leaves in the front yard of his Glenwood Avenue home on the South Side.

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