Thursday, November 26, 2009


Elyria – A Grafton man was arrested early Thursday morning after running from a State Trooper during a traffic stop on Cleveland Street in Elyria.

Sergeant Chris Midkiff of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that he performed a traffic stop on Michael Krasienko of Grafton Thursday morning. The stop occurred in the parking lot of KFC on Cleveland Street and North Abbe Road in Elyria. During the stop Midkiff was about to have Krasienko perform a field sobriety test when Krasienko ran from him.

Elyria Police were notified by the State Patrol Dispatch about the foot pursuit and Officers began flooding the area south of Cleveland Street in search of Krasienko.

One Officer pulled into a parking lot on South Abbe near the railroad tracks and spotted the suspect climbing the hill heading to the Route 57 Bridge over the railroad tracks. Other Officers from Elyria were able to get into position as Krasienko climbed over the guardrail at the top of the hill. Krasienko, intox and muddy, refused Officers orders to lie on the ground was taken into custody by Trooper J.P. Toth of the State Patrol.

Midkiff said that Krasienko was charged with OVI, Driving Under Suspension, Marked Lanes, Seat Belt and Failure to Comply. Although Krasienko vomited in Trooper Toth’s car while being transported to the County Jail, Midkiff said there are no additional charges for that.



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