ALIQUIPPA (KDKA) – A police officer was injured during a high-speed chase in Beaver County when a man, who was allegedly driving a stolen car, crashed into his cruiser.
According to police, the chase started when a Center Township Police officer noticed a vehicle was out of registration around 1 a.m.
By the time the chase was over, the suspect’s car and a police cruiser were wrecked and an Aliquippa Police officer was injured.
“It could have been a hell of a lot worse. Thank God it wasn’t. Thank God for the airbags and the seatbelt,” Aliquippa Police Chief Andre Davis said.
Aliquippa Police Sgt. Robert Sealock suffered minor injuries, including a broken bone in his leg.
Sgt Sealock is fortunate given what happened when he went to help out a Center Township officer in pursuit of 23-year-old Jerrin Humphries, who took off as police tried to pull him over for out of date plates.
“He initiated a traffic stop, or tried to initiate a traffic stop and the vehicle took off on him on Route 18 initially on to [Interstate 376] and then to Mill Street, where it finally terminated,” Center Twp. Police Chief Barry Kramer said.
Investigators said during the chase, Humphries showed he was willing to do anything to get away.
“He attempted several times at running other cars off the road. He attempted to ram the two police cars that were trying to do a rolling road block to stop him,” Chief Kramer said.
Sgt. Sealock, would be Humphries’ next target.
“He obviously, intentionally turned directly into the path of the Aliquippa Police car, when he had an option not to,” Chief Kramer said.
Sgt. Sealock was treated and released and is expected to make a full recovery.
Investigators said when Humpheries is taken into custody, he will face a number of felony counts which could include the possibility of attempted homicide.
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