Lower Burrell man ordered to stand trial for fleeing police, reckless endangerment
A 42-year-old Lower Burrell man accused in multiple cases of fleeing police at high speed will stand trial in the latest alleged chase.
Chad Ebel of Falcon Park Road is accused of leading police on a short, high-speed chase on June 7 from Shearsburg Road to Route 56, Route 356 and then onto Melwood Road, where the pursuit was ended for public safety, police said.
He is accused of reckless endangerment for passing in no-passing zones and forcing five other vehicles off the road, according to an affidavit filed by Allegheny Township police. He also is facing 17 summary driving offenses.
Police said they initially tried to pull over the Ebel’s blue Dodge Dakota truck because it was seen passing three vehicles in a no-passing zone.
On Tuesday, he waived the charges against him in connection with the June 7 incident to court. He also waived six unrelated charges stemming from a May 19 case from Lower Burrell in which he is accused of three drug charges, resisting arrest, driving without a license and driving while his license was suspended or revoked.
According to court records, Freeport police attempted to stop Ebel in a vehicle on Sept. 11, but he didn’t stop. He is charged with felony fleeing and eluding police in that case.
State police pulled him over on Sept. 20 in Tarentum and charged him with two counts of fleeing and eluding and related charges stemming from an incident on Aug. 29. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Oct. 9.
Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .