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Chase ends with driver hospitalized

SOUTH POINT — A short police chase through South Point resulted in a man being ejected from his car after he flipped it allegedly trying to evade police.

According to a release from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, deputies got a call of a domestic dispute at about midnight Tuesday in the 1300 block of County Road 1, South Point.

A suspect in the dispute, Jacob Ball, 25, of 1037 County Road 1, allegedly fled the scene in a 2000 white Daewoo before deputies arrived, the release stated.

He was spotted driving east bound on U.S. 52 at about the 18 mile-marker. Deputies caught up with Ball about a mile later and signaled for him to stop, after which a two-minute pursuit began.

The chase ended after Ball tried to cut across the median at the intersection of U.S. 52 and County Road 144 (Charlie Creek Road) to avoid other vehicles stopped at the intersection. In doing so, Ball flipped his car on its top in the westbound lanes of U.S. 52, ejecting him from the vehicle.

Ball was alone in the vehicle and no other drivers were injured. He was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital,W.Va. Information about Ball’s condition was not available by press time.

According to the sheriff’s office, Ball will be charged with assault, aggravated trespass, auto larceny, disrupting public service and failure to comply with the orders of a police officer.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol handled the accident scene.