OSHP: 28-year-old Parma man charged with OVI after leading authorities in a slow-speed pursuit in Cleveland

Authorities: He is being charged with multiple offenses besides OVI.
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Updated: Jan. 31, 2021 at 3:54 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 28-year-old Parma man has been charged with OVI and other multiple offenses after leading troopers on a slow-speed pursuit in Cleveland early Sunday morning, Sgt. Ray Santiago confirmed to 19 News.

Sgt. Santiago said troopers from the Cleveland Post initiated a traffic stop with a black 2017 Honda Civic for marked lanes and speed violations on State Route I76 Southbound in Cleveland. The Civic did not stop, and a slow speed pursued ensued. The Civic continued onto Interstate 480 Westbound at speeds ranging from 35-55 MPH.

The Civic exited at Tiederman Road where it came to a stop in the middle of the ramp and the driver was taken into custody without additional incidents, Sgt. Santiago said.

Authorities identified the driver as Dragos M. Ilie, who was found to be impaired at the time and tested over two times the legal limit for alcohol.

He is being charged with OVI, marked lanes violations, distracted driving, along with fleeing and eluding which is a felony offense, Sgt. Santiago said.

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