Driver arrested after Saturday night police chase

Chester Rooks. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus driver is being accused of driving while intoxicated after a weekend chase.

Columbus police report trying to pull over a vehicle near 32nd Street and Marr Road at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday night. But rather than stop, the driver sped away. The driver stopped near 25th Street and Marr Road, but as the officer got out of the patrol car, the driver took off again.

Officers made a high-risk traffic stop at an apartment complex parking lot in the 2400 block of Marr Road. As the driver was being arrested, police report a strong smell of alcohol was detected on the driver, 56-year-old Chester L. Rooks. Rooks is being charged with resisting law enforcement in a vehicle and driving while intoxicated.