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Charges filed in police chase, crash in Slippery Rock

January 11, 2022 News Extra

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Charges were filed after a state police chase Sunday night in Slippery Rock during which an allegedly drunken driver crashed his car that then caught on fire.

State police filed charges Monday against the driver, Caleb E. McCartney, 24, of Slippery Rock, including felony fleeing from officers, misdemeanor DUI and multiple traffic violations in connection with the alleged chase that spanned about 1.5 miles.

On Monday, McCartney was arraigned by District Judge William Fullerton and released on his own recognizance.

“The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle exited Harmony Road near the (Slippery Rock University) football stadium and subsequently rolled over and caught fire,” said police in a Tuesday news release.

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Nathan Bottiger

Nathan Bottiger

Nathan Bottiger graduated with a degree in journalism in 2015 from Pitt-Johnstown. Previously working as a business reporter for the paper, he took over the crime beat at the Butler Eagle in 2021.