COLLIER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Police were led on a nearly 20-mile chase that spanned parts of Washington and Allegheny counties Wednesday morning.
Cecil Township Police say they received a call around one 1 a.m. for a suspicious vehicle and two men trying to get inside a car in the Fairway Landings neighborhood.
Police found an SUV matching the description parked nearby. When officers approached to look for occupants, the driver allegedly got inside and drove off as police gave chase.
North Strabane Police put down spike strips, that deflated one of the SUV’s tires. However, police say the driver continued driving on the rim.
The chase went for several miles on Interstate 79 north and through Carnegie and Collier Township.
It ended near McMichael and Baldwin Roads in Collier, where the SUV went behind two homes, down a hill and over an embankment.
Police arrested 30-year-old Michael Hirschfield at the scene. He is now in the Allegheny County Jail.
They say he admitted to being high on the drug K-2. Police say stolen items, including laptops and cell phones were found inside the SUV.
Police are interviewing a second man, but that person is not cooperating.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.