Suspect faces multiple charges after high-speed chase through Homewood
By Carl Prine
Published: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 1:51 p.m.
A suspect who took Pittsburgh Police on a high-speed chase through Homewood late Friday remains in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting a preliminary hearing.
Authorities said Robert Turner, 49, of Penn Hills, was driving a blue Pontiac Grand Am on North Braddock Ave shortly before midnight. Police determined that his expired plate belonged to a Chrysler vehicle.
Police said they pursued him at speeds of up to 50 mph before he stopped and tried to flee on foot.
After his arrest, officers found his license was suspended and there was a warrant for him for failing to pay damages from a November accident.
He's charged with fleeing officers, flight to avoid apprehension, driving on a suspended license, failure to have motorist insurance, reckless driving, fraudulent plates and the lack of headlights.
Turner's hearing is slated for Thursday in Common Pleas Court.
Carl Prine is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7826 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Panthers free agent safety headed to Steelers
- Penguins notebook: Letang skating, but no return set
- Seton-La Salle again ends GCC’s season in PIAA tournament
- Mars Area School Board rejects drilling proposal
- Upper St. Clair man dies in crash of experimental airplane at Washington County Airport
- District college notebook: Pitt sophomore infielder Wolsonovich fuels upset of UNC
- Analysis: Steelers could fill needs with free agents while not spending big bucks
- Vanished jet’s wild turn adds to mystery
- Classes cancelled Wednesday at Acmetonia Primary School
- Allegheny County restores security clearance of union organizer who worked at jail
- Memo confirms VA Pittsburgh officials knew of Legionella threat long before made public