Police chase leads to arrest in Hunker
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.
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