A Lucasville man sits incarcerated at the Scioto County Jail after leading Troopers on a high speed chase Monday.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. Joshua Longworth, 19, operating a white 2006 Chevy Cobalt, drove through a construction zone on U.S 23 in Lucasville at a high rate of speed and nearly struck a Trooper who was directing traffic, as well as several road workers. Longworth continued on U.S. 23 at a high rate of speed as responding units pursued the subject southbound towards Portsmouth. The pursuit ended when the driver lost control in Rosemount and crashed his vehicle into a State Highway Patrol Cruiser.
Longworth was taken into custody without further incident, and was found to be in possession of 2 loaded firearms and 5 knives.
Longworth was charged with multiple felonies including failure to comply, improper handling of a firearm while intoxicated, driving under the influence and felonious assault.
Longworth was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center for treatment of minor
injuries sustained in the crash. He was then treated and released to authorities and incarcerated in the Scioto