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High-speed chase results in crash

An Ironton man was arrested early Sunday morning after leading city police on a high speed chase.

Terry L. Gannon, 28, was charged with DUI, driving under a suspended license for a previous DUI, reckless operation of a vehicle, failure to control his vehicle and felony fleeing and alluding police


Ironton Police Capt. Jerry Leach said officers got a report shortly after midnight Sunday that a maroon Chevrolet Beretta was driving erratically in the vicinity of Second and Spruce streets.

An officer in an unmarked cruiser was sent to the area and watched Gannon make several driving violations as he

followed the subject southbound on Third Street.

"The officer clocked the car at a speed of 80 mph," Leach said. "At times, the car was even crossing over into the wrong lane of traffic past oncoming cars. The car was observed running red lights at Third and Oak and Third and Kemp."

Leach said the officer in the unmarked car was able to get Gannon to stop in the 2700 block of South Sixth Street, but the car accelerated again and was pursued by an officer in a marked cruiser from the intersection of Sixth and Pleasant streets until it crashed into a tree stump in the 500 block of Madison Street.

Leach said Gannon sustained minor injuries when his car seat broke, causing him to hit the windshield. He was treated at the scene.

Gannon was arraigned in Ironton Municipal Court Monday afternoon. Judge Clark Collins set a pretrial hearing for

Thursday. Gannon remains in jail under a $20,000 bond.