Semi truck driver charged with OVI after leading police on chase around I-270

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police stopped a tractor trailer after chasing it halfway around I-270 through Hilliard and Columbus.

Hilliard police said the chase started just before 7:30pm in the Hilliard area when the driver of a tractor-trailer refused to pull over.

According to Hilliard police, dispatchers received six calls saying the driver was driving all over the freeway. Officers caught up with the truck and chased it around I-270.

The chase proceeded down I-270 and was approaching I-70 in east Columbus by 8pm. The truck appeared to be stopped near East Main Street by 8:05pm.

Police said the driver committed numerous traffic violations along the way.

The driver, 63-year-old Barry Demings of Virgil Redford Township, MI, was taken to an area hospital for evaluation. Demings has not been arrested, but will likely be charged with OVI and other violations.

According to Columbus police, the truck was carrying syrup.

Keep checking for real-time updates on this story. To get alerts for breaking news, grab the free NBC4 News App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s