Patrol use stun gun to subdue 315-lb. wrong-way driver

Staff report


A Columbus man whom police say was driving the wrong way on state Route 11 in Vienna Township was arrested early Sunday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Warren Post after the driver fled when police tried to stop him and a pursuit ensued.

The OSHP reported that the driver, Richard Kreager, 35, under the influence of narcotics, lost control of his vehicle and became disabled in the median. The incident occurred at about 4:39 a.m. When troopers removed Kreager, 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 315 pounds, from his vehicle he resisted arrest forcing the trooper to use his Taser to subdue Kreager, after which he was transported to Saint Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital for treatment.

Charges against the driver are pending.

Officers from Vienna Township and Liberty Township police departments assisted at the scene and the Emergency Medical Service from the Liberty Township Fire Department transported

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