Police: Naked man struck by car while running from officers in Summit County

Updated: Jun. 18, 2018 at 12:51 PM EDT
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SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - Police officers from several local law enforcement agencies searched for a naked man who fled on foot following a police pursuit in Summit County Monday morning.

According to Hudson police, deputies from the Summit County Sheriff's Office and troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol were pursuing a speeding vehicle out of Stark County.

Once the car entered Stow jurisdiction, police officers used spike strips to stop the driver on State Route 8.

Police said the naked man, 23-year-old Jovon Dawson of University Heights, then jumped out of the vehicle and ran across the roadway during the morning rush hours.

Dawson was hit by a motorist traveling northbound on State Route 8 and suffered a leg injury, according to Hudson police. He was taken to Akron City Hospital for treatment.

Dawson is charged with resisting arrest.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the incident.

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