PARKERSBURG - A high-speed chase Christmas Eve ended with a man's second pursuit and arrest in six months.
Parkersburg police arrested Creighton Jay Hoselton, 43, of Parkersburg on Dec. 24 after beginning a high-speed chase shortly before midnight. He was charged with fleeing while DUI and possession of a stolen vehicle, both felonies.
According to a release by the police department, a 1998 Honda Civic was reported stolen Dec. 23 at the 2500 block of Highland Road. The victim reported he had left the car running while he ran into a friend's house, and when he returned two minutes later, the car was gone.
Creighton Jay Hoselton
On Dec. 24 at about 11:30 p.m., Patrolman J.T. Blevins observed the suspected stolen Honda near Seventh and East streets in Parkersburg. He attempted to stop it near Camden Clark Medical Center on Murdoch Avenue. After Blevins activated his emergency lights and siren, the car allegedly fled through the CCMC parking lot and onto Garfield Avenue, according to the report.
Blevins pursued the car for about 12 minutes, at one point going onto U.S. 50 westbound and into areas of Marrtown and Chateau Hills. The driver allegedly exceeded posted speed limits, drove recklessly and nearly struck police cruisers.
The chase eventually came back into the city and ended in the 3000 block of Camden Avenue, where the driver allegedly fled on foot.
* Creighton Hoselton was arrested for a similar incident on June 22, allegedly leading officers on a high-speed chase through Parkersburg after being stopped for speeding and driving with a suspended license.
* At the time of the pursuit, Hoselton also allegedly had an outstanding warrant for domestic abuse stemming from a May 14 incident where Hoselton allegedly struck his spouse multiple times in the face and head while the two were at their residence on Camden Avenue.
* Hoselton managed to elude police during the June 22 pursuit, but his vehicle was later found and towed. Warrants for driving revoked for DUI, speeding, stop sign violations, and fleeing and eluding in a vehicle were issued for Hoselton. He was listed as a Warrant of the Week on June 26, and he was arrested on Aug. 7 in Jackson County.
Blevins and Pfc. B.E. Ward gave chase, eventually locating the suspect allegedly attempting to hide between two small buildings. The driver allegedly refused to comply with officers' commands and began to fight while officers attempted to take him into custody.
Following the deployment of a Taser, officers were able to forcibly get handcuffs on the suspect, who was identified as Hoselton.
According to the report, officers allegedly noted the smell of alcohol about Hoselton, and he also allegedly stated he was drunk several times.
Hoselton was taken to headquarters for processing without further incident. He allegedly failed a series of field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a test on the Intoximeter. He was taken to CCMC for medical clearance and was placed in the Wood County Holding Center. He was later arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court and released on a $30,000 bond.