By: KDKA-TV News Staff
ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — According to Ross Township Police, 36-year-Kasey Gusty was pulled over in Franklin Park near Wexford Bayne Road and Nicholson Road around 12:30 Tuesday morning.
Officers stopped the car for him suspected of driving while on DUI suspension. Gusty was allegedly not cooperative.
“To the extent that they needed to remove him, he then started the car and sped away,” Ross Township Detective Brian Kohlhepp said.
A Franklin Park officer was injured as he was thrown from the side of the car. Gusty is accused of taking off down I-79.
His car was spotted on Perrysville Avenue in Ross by the District Attorney’s network of cameras. Just after 1 a.m., Ross Township officers started chasing after him on king avenue.
“Luckily it was the overnight hours. So there weren’t any people or kids or traffic on the roadway but definitely unsafe a high rate of speed,” Kohlhepp said.
Officers say they lost track of Gusty. They found his car abandoned in the 500 block of John Street.
“One of our K-9 officers had been working at the time. That K-9 officer initiated a track from the abandoned vehicle and was able to locate the suspect hiding,” Kohlhepp said.
Police found him behind a house. Investigators allegedly found him with 58 stamp bags of heroin and confirmed to be DUI suspended.
Gusty is facing drug charges, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and recklessly endangering another person.
Police said the Franklin Park officer is okay. Gusty is facing the charges both in Franklin Park and Ross Township. He is currently in the Allegheny County Jail.