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Police: Mt. Pleasant man drove 100 mph, cut through cornfield during chase

Renatta Signorini

A Mt. Pleasant man was drunk when he led police on a weekend chase that reached speeds of 100 mph, according to court papers.

At one point during the 12.5-mile pursuit, Daniel S. Sebulsky, 34, drove through a cornfield before parking at his home and fleeing on foot, police said.

Sebulsky is charged with numerous offenses, including fleeing from police, agricultural vandalism, reckless endangerment and driving under the influence. He was being held at Westmoreland County Prison on $50,000 bail.

Authorities were called to Sebulsky’s Frick Avenue home about 2:30 p.m. Saturday after police said he threatened two people and pulled a telephone cord and ceiling fan from the wall. When officers arrived and tried to talk to him, Sebulsky allegedly took off in a car.

Police pursued him on numerous streets through the neighborhood and on the borough’s main thoroughfare before the chase moved into East Huntingdon Township. Sebulsky was driving 100 mph on Route 119 north, weaving around traffic before exiting onto Route 819 and going in and out of a shopping plaza parking lot, according to court papers.

Police said he started heading back into Mt. Pleasant but first led officers on a “large circle” through a cornfield near Country Pie Shoppe on Route 819. He parked at his home and fled on foot before police apprehended him at gunpoint in a wooded area near South Hitchman Street, according to court papers.

Sebulsky’s blood-alcohol content was 0.211%, police said. The legal limit to drive in Pennsylvania is 0.08%.

Sebulsky did not have an attorney listed in online court papers. A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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