Police: Driver charged in high-speed chase was off-duty cop

FAIRLAWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a driver who led officers on a high-speed chase in Ohio earlier this month turned out to be an off-duty officer — and so was his passenger.

Fairlawn police on Monday released footage of the May 7 chase, which shows an on-duty officer’s apparent surprise when he realizes fellow city officers were in a sport utility vehicle that was clocked going more than 40 mph over the speed limit and failed to stop.

The chase lasted for about a minute.

Justin Herstich is charged with not complying with police, reckless operation and speeding. The other officer hasn’t been charged.

Herstich couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. It’s unclear if he has an attorney. The case wasn’t immediately listed in Akron Municipal Court online records.

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