David City Street Racer Faces Felony Charges

DAVID CITY – A David City man is facing felony charges for assaulting officers, after a street race gone wrong.

Court Records say Phillip Ostermeier, 23, is scheduled for his preliminary hearing in a felony case, where he allegedly assaulted multiple officers.

Ostermeier was clocked driving 63 miles per hour on a 35 mile per hour residential road in David City back on May 22nd, says an arrest affidavit.  Court records say after an officer attempted to stop the vehicle, Ostermeier drove for another six blocks through residential streets, before the vehicle came to a stop.

Ostermeier later admitted to racing another vehicle through the residential areas, says a deputy in the affidavit.

Osteremeier and the passenger refused to exit the vehicle, both verbally and physically, and attempted to put the vehicle into drive at one point, says the affidavit. The deputy states that Ostermeier allegedly attempted to hit officers with his arms and legs in an effort to get away.

The deputy states in the affidavit that once backup arrived, a taser was deployed to remove Ostermeier from the vehicle. Ostermeier was transported to the Butler County Health Care Center, and after refusing treatment, was taken to jail, says the affidavit.

Ostermeier faces two felony charges for assaulting an officer, as well as misdemeanor charges for resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer, avoiding arrest with a motor vehicle, and street racing.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

The passenger faces a single misdemeanor charge for obstructing a police officer.

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