Man leads police on high speed chase, swims across river before arrest

Police arrest a man after he led officers on a high speed chase from Huber Heights to Dayton. (WDTN)

DAYTON (WDTN) — A man was arrested after leading police on a high speed chase and swimming across the Great Miami River in an effort to get away from authorities.

Mugshot of Brian Horst (Photo by: Montgomery Co. Jail)
Mugshot of Brian Horst (Photo by: Montgomery Co. Jail)

Brian Horst, 42, was arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail following a police chase.

Police say the chase started in Huber Heights when officers tried to pull over a car with fake plates. Officers believed the car had just left a known drug area.

Horst fled from police near the intersection of Kitridge and SR-201. Police chased the vehicle into Dayton, losing it briefly, before finding it again near the Webster Street bridge.

According to police — Horst drove to the banks of the Great Miami River, then ran from police, and swam across the river before being taken into custody.

Horst was taken to a hospital for treatment before being released and taken by police to the Montgomery County Jail.

Horst had a warrant for his arrest on a probation violation, linked to a drug charge. He also had a suspended license. 2 NEWS has found Horst has an extensive criminal record dating back to 2000.

Police say additional charges are pending, stemming from the chase.

A woman was also in the car during the chase. She was also taken to a hospital for treatment.