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Castle Shannon man accused of crashing way down Pittsburgh street

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 6:43 p.m.
 

A Castle Shannon man with a pending drunken-driving case was given another early Saturday after reportedly damaging a string of cars and property and injuring a pedestrian in the South Side.

City police arrested Maceo Fulmore, 23, and charged him with 16 counts, including driving under the influence, felony aggravated assault and causing an accident that involved personal injury. An unidentified male, 26, had a foot injury and was taken to UPMC Mercy, Uptown, as was Fulmore before being transported to the Allegheny County Jail, said police spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

About 2:20 a.m., Toler said, Fulmore drove a Jeep Cherokee from South 16th Street onto East Carson Street, heading east toward South 17th Street. He struck seven vehicles, the unidentified pedestrian, two parking signs, two trees, a fence, fire hydrant and telephone pole, Toler said.

“The vehicle wasn't drivable by the time the crowd pulled him out of it,” she said.

Randy Jubak captured the end of the episode on video, which he posted to YouTube. It showed a badly mangled, smoking Jeep driving along the 1600 block of East Carson and rear-ending a car in traffic. The Jeep reversed down the street, jumped a curb and smashed into the façade of Diesel Club Lounge, narrowly missing a group of people on the sidewalk. The SUV then sped forward, weaved through traffic and crashed loudly into the back of another car.

A crowd rushed the Jeep, pulled the driver out and held him on the ground as police officers arrived, the video showed.

“I did get nervous,” said Jubak, 37, of Duquesne.

Jubak said he noticed the damaged Jeep on the corner of 17th and East Carson and took his phone out to take a picture, but started to record the incident as the vehicle started moving.

“He went backwards with no remorse. He didn't have any concern for people,” Jubak said. “Then he tried to ram his way through there, but couldn't get out.”

Court records show Castle Shannon police arrested Fulmore for drunken driving on Dec. 22. He is scheduled to be arraigned in May in that case.

On Saturday, Fulmore awaited arraignment on the charges stemming from the South Side incident.

Jason Cato is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.He can be reached at 412-320-7936 or jcato@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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