Police: Driver put many in danger during pursuit on busy Cranberry road



CRANBERRY, Pa. - State police said a driver led a trooper on a low-speed chase on a busy road in Cranberry Thursday morning.

Officials said Trooper Brian Mechlin was on his way in to work when he saw a car crashed in to a sign, with the driver still inside. When he went to go check on the driver, the trooper said, he took off.

“I activated my lights and sirens. I went up to the car and he looked at me and took off,” Mechlin said.

Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz reported that Mechlin then began following the driver in a “low speed pursuit” on Freedom Road.

Police said the driver’s speed was reaching dangerous levels and he was putting people at risk on the busy roadway.

Marcinkiewcz reported that Mechlin used a “pit maneuver,” forcing the driver to swerve off the road.

“This guy was putting people in danger. We had to get him off the road,” Mechlin told Channel 11.

The driver was taken to an area hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries.