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Police: Man Who Led Officers On Chase Was Late For Work

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WEST DEER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A local man is in jail and facing several charges after he wrecked his car during a police chase in West Deer Township Friday.

West Deer Police started chasing the man after he ran through a stop sign in a Chevy Impala, passing several cars at a high rate of speed.

“He passed several more cars on Michael Road, blew a stop sign on Russellton-Dorseyville, passed several more cars on Russellton-Dorseyville Road and went through a stop sign at Saxonburg Boulevard,” said Sgt. Frank Huffman, of West Deer Police.

Police say he passed 18 cars, traveling up to 70 miles an hour on narrow, winding, two-lane roads on bald tires.

The three-mile chase ended on State Route 910 when he crashed and then rolled his vehicle.

“He was going down Route 910… and he applied the brakes and hit the embankment, and rolled the car over and was taken into custody,” said Sgt. Huffman.

The 35-year-old man wasn’t hurt. Police say the reason he did not stop was because he said he was late getting to work.

“He said he was late for work,” said Sgt. Huffman. “That’s why; he was trying to get to work.”

The Freeport man was taken to Allegheny County Jail. He is charged with fleeing and eluding police, resisting arrest and numerous other traffic violations.

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