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20-mile Butler County chase ends in collision with police car

| Monday, June 9, 2008

A Mercer County man drove on the wrong side of the road, led state police in Butler County on a 20-mile chase, then crashed into one of the pursuing officers' cruisers Saturday morning, state police said.

David Anderson, Jr., 29, of Jackson Center was driving a 1986 Dodge Diplomat on Route 38 shortly after midnight when police saw him on the wrong side of the road, police said. The chase ended at 12:50 a.m. in Venango, Butler County.

Police said Anderson was booked into the Butler County Jail on suspicion of drunken driving and related charges. Anderson's Dodge and the cruiser sustained minor damage, police said.

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