A driver who led police on a pursuit in Pittsburgh’s Hill District Monday and rammed an officer’s car was arrested a short time later.
According to police, the chase began around 2 p.m. in the area of Kirkpatrick Street when officers were alerted about a man, later identified as Donovan Robinson, driving around with a gun.
Authorities said Robinson, 19, was arrested about two weeks ago on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
When police tried to stop Robinson, he backed his car into a police cruiser and rammed another. Authorities then chased Robinson through the Hill District, until calling off the chase when it reached unsafe speeds.
“My husband yelled me to come look at all the cop cars. I came and said, ‘What the heck is going on?’” witness Marianne Martinez said.
According to police, University of Pittsburgh police officers later spotted Robinson’s car and stopped him on Fifth Avenue. After a brief chase on foot, Robinson was arrested.
Police searched the area, but said they didn’t find a gun.
While being led away in handcuffs, Robinson told Channel 11’s Vince Sims that he is innocent until proven guilty and that police didn’t have anything on him.