Driver jumps from van during Youngstown chase


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A suspected car thief is behind bars after police say she bailed out of a moving van during a chase.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. Monday on Youngstown’s south side.

A Youngstown police officer spotted the van circling a south side neighborhood. He discovered the van was stolen and began a pursuit.

During the low-speed chase, the driver jumped out of the van at the corner of Alymra and Hudson avenues. The van continued on, hitting a fire hydrant.

The driver was immediately caught.

The van contained a large amount of tools that police believe are stolen.

The Youngstown Water Department has since made repairs to the hydrant.

The driver suffered minor when she exited the van. No one else was hurt in the incident.

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