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Girls’ group-home getaway spawns 3-county chase

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Authorities in western Ohio say two teenage girls are in custody after leading police on a three-county chase over 20 miles in a stolen car.

Police said West Liberty police tried early Thursday to stop a vehicle seen driving on the sidewalk. Heading southbound on U.S. 68 toward Urbana, it went over tire deflation devices deployed by Champaign County deputies. The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/1jLHI1U) reports that the vehicle continued despite two blown tires.

Clark County deputies put out more stop sticks, and the other two tires blew out. Police said the vehicle crashed into a median.

Police said a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl were being held in Logan County juvenile detention center on multiple charges. They reportedly had gone missing from a West Liberty group home.

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