An Akron father is facing numerous charges from police after his car, with a child in the back seat, hit a tree while being chased by Akron officers over the weekend.
Jermaine Cody Sr., 28, of Leo Street, was charged with Willful Flee, Resisting Arrest, Child Endangering, Driving under the Influence and Obstructing Official Business. Officers were on Copley Road when they observed a vehicle hit a tree at Copley and Mercer. Cody was driving the car and fled the scene when he observed the officers. He ran several red lights and went the wrong way on a one way street and also hit another vehicle before another police car stopped Jermaine to end the chase.
The child was taken to Children's Hospital.
Officers say Cody admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana before driving.