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Police chase ends with crash into house

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A police chase sends one officer to the hospital, lands a suspect in jail, and damages two houses miles apart. It all happened during the middle of the night across parts of Toledo and Maumee.

The chase ended with a car slammed against the enclosed porch of a house on River Road and one man behind bars.

Police tried to pull over Scott Gorsuch, 32, from Toledo, around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. A police report states Gorsuch was "circling the area" near Junction and Buckingham.

Officers eventually stopped Gorsuch when he failed to signal a turn. When police asked if they could search his vehicle, Gorsuch allegedly sped off, leading officers to down a dead end street.

"That's the point where we thought we were finally able to end the pursuit there," says Toledo Police Sergeant Joe Heffernan.

Officers tried to corner the suspect, blocking the road with their cruisers, but he drove onto a lawn and refused to exit his vehicle. Police broke the windows, but the car kept going.

"He decided was going to try to weasel his way out by ramming police cars," says Sgt. Heffernan.

As Gorsuch fled, one officer was hit by the car. That officer was later taken to the hospital for what is described as a minor back injury.

Gorsuch snaked between a fence and a tree, across a lawn and over the porch of a residence.

The chase continued, ending with a crash into a house on River Road near the corner of Central Grove, at which point police say Gorsuch jumped out of the car and ran.

Officers pursued on foot, caught him and took him to Lucas County Jail.

Gorsuch is now facing a slew of charges, including fleeing and eluding. Investigators say they also found a crack pipe on the floor of the car.

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