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5-mile chase ends with arrest in Lower Burrell

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 1:11 a.m.
 

A Clinton Township man was arrested Wednesday after he led police on a short pursuit from Allegheny Township into Lower Burrell, where he backed into a city police car.

Allegheny Police Chief John Fontaine identified the man as Kevin D. McMillen, 22, of Coleman Lane.

No one was hurt in the chase, which Fontaine said covered about five miles in five minutes.

It also involved police from Washington Township, Vandergrift, New Kensington and Lower Burrell.

Fontaine said officers were called to the Sandalwood public housing complex for a fight at 3:20 p.m. A woman who Fontaine said was McMillen's girlfriend was involved in a verbal altercation with residents in the parking lot.

When police arrived, the woman got out of McMillen's car, a Ford Mustang, and McMillen fled, Fontaine said.

Police later learned McMillen was wanted on several warrants in Butler County, and Fontaine said they believe that's why he took off.

Officers chased him from Sandalwood Drive west on Melwood Road. Fontaine said McMillen tried to elude officers on several back roads.

McMillen allegedly ran two cars off the road and evaded two road blocks set up to stop him.

The chase ended at Wildlife Lodge Road and Route 56, where McMillen's car became disabled and police boxed him in.

He then backed into a Lower Burrell police car, Fontaine said.

McMillen was charged with fleeing and eluding police, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment of another person, reckless driving and numerous traffic violations including driving with a suspended license.

McMillen was taken to the Westmoreland County jail in lieu of $20,000 bond. Should McMillen make that bail, he would still be held under a retainer out of Butler County.

Fontaine did not immediately know what charges McMillen faces in Butler.

Court records indicate that McMillen was arrested Dec. 6 for drunken driving involving a wreck and related charges by Butler City Police and that McMillen failed to show for a preliminary hearing Jan. 7.

Brian Rittmeyer is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at brittmeyer@tribweb.com or 724-226-4701.

 

 
 


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