Wednesday, 01 May 2019 12:21

Assault, Resisting, and His 10th OVI Featured

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Todd Casten Todd Casten Portage County Sheriff's Office

Todd Casten, 47, of Ravenna Township was arrested early Monday morning after he allegedly drove his car into a Portage County Sheriff's cruiser... in reverse.

He was drunk... allegedly.

According to the press release from the Portage County Sheriff's Office, at about 1:20 Monday morning, one of his deputies was parked at the Circle K in Blackhorse, Ravenna Township, when he noticed Casten acting peculiarly. When he pulled out of the parking lot, Casten drove his car off the road, into a ditch. That's when the deputy turned on his emergency lights and attempted to stop Caten, who put his car in reverse and hit the gas, ramming into the deputy's cruiser. Casten then pulled away, trying to flee, but the deputy followed him, calling for backup. Not too far from the Circle K, on Spring Street, Casten stopped his car, and attempted to run, fighting with deputies in the process. 

He was eventually arrested, charged with felony assault on an officer, failure to comply, resisting, and... his 10th OVI. 

He's reportedly still being held in the Portage County Jail. 

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