Alleged road rage in Penn Hills sparks police chase, crash, arrest |
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Jeff Himler

Penn Hills police arrested a male driver Friday evening following a reported road rage incident and an extended, slow-speed chase that ended in a crash on the Parkway East.

No injuries were reported in the traffic incident that lasted about 10 minutes and was over before 8 p.m., according to Penn Hills Police Chief Howard Burton.

A Penn Hills officer in a marked police car spotted the suspect’s car on Universal Road after receiving a report that he’d allegedly pointed a gun at another motorist.

When the officer’s attempt to pull the car over failed, a chase ensued at about 35 mph to 40 mph along back roads, Burton said.

The chase continued along Davidson Road into Monroeville, where the suspect entered the Parkway East and headed toward Pittsburgh.

The suspect was taken into custody after crashing his car into a guardrail just past the Churchill exit, Burton said.

“The officers were looking for a gun,” he said. “They believe he may have thrown it during the pursuit.”

Further details weren’t available Friday night.

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