TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Police chase leads to arrest in Hunker

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, 3:48 p.m.
 

A Greensburg man accused of leading police on a 19-minute chase early Tuesday that started in Irwin and ended in Hunker is in jail, Irwin police reported.

William Carl Mathews Jr., 47, of 46 E. Pittsburgh St. was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude police, driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and vehicle violations.

Irwin officers attempted to stop Mathews' Chevrolet Tahoe at 12:52 a.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue for an obstructed registration plate, failure to dim high beams and equipment/lighting violations.

Mathews failed to stop and tossed items out the window of his car during the pursuit, police said.

North Huntingdon officers joined the chase and, at 1:11 a.m., Mathews lost control of his car on a bend and slid off the road along Walnut Avenue in Hunker.

Mathews was not injured and was taken into custody without incident, police said.

He was arraigned before District Judge Douglas Weimer and placed in the Westmoreland County Prison on $25,000 bail.

State police assisted at the scene.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Hempfield woman donates music inspired by WWI ‘doughnut girls’
  2. Jewish congregations dwindling, forced to mull viability of worship sites
  3. Youthful actors bring Disney classic ‘Tarzan’ to life at Geyer in Scottdale
  4. Hempfield bicyclist gets one last chance from Westmoreland County judge
  5. Smithton man gets 6-12 years for robbery in Jeannette
  6. Independence Day events for Westmoreland County
  7. State Supreme Court rejects latest Foxley Farm appeal in Ligonier Township dispute
  8. Facelift approved for historic La Rose building in Greensburg
  9. Former Jeannette coach held for trial on charges of assault on teen girls
  10. Purple Heart recipient Krinock to lead July Fourth parade in Latrobe
  11. Hempfield woman seriously injured in crash