Police pursuit ends in bar crash, 12 injured

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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:56 AM

WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio say at least a dozen people were injured when a stolen truck crashed into a bar while being pursued by police.

Police in Westlake say the stolen pickup was traveling about 75 mph in a 35 mph zone before it crashed into Dover Gardens Tavern just before 9 p.m. Thursday.

The truck ran over stop sticks that police placed in the road and then lost control. The truck went fully inside the tavern.

Police say at least 12 people sustained injuries, from bumps and bruises to broken bones.

The driver was arrested and taken to a hospital for his injuries. Authorities say he had a suspended license and active warrants from two police departments.