• Man arrested in McKees Rocks after high-speed chase through Pittsburgh


    MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. - Pittsburgh police said they arrested a man after he led police on a chase that reached speeds of more than 110 mph.

    Investigators said the chase began early Monday morning on the Birmingham Bridge when an officer attempted to pull the driver, later identified as 35-year-old Omar Williams, over for illegally tinted windows.

    "We suspect one reason the driver fled is his driver's license is suspended as a result of a DUI conviction," said McKees Rocks Police Chief Robert Cifrulek.

    Officers said Williams fled and led officers into Oakland and onto the Parkway before police stopped their pursuit because of dangerously high speeds.

    "We figured sooner or later he'd come home, and [we] stayed near the McKees Rocks-Stowe Township border. Low and behold, here comes the car going 65 mph in a 25," Cifrulek said.

    Officers said after another brief pursuit, police lost sight of the car again. The arresting officer said he then went back to the apartment building in McKees Rocks where the car was registered and waited.

    "The officer was sharp enough to go back to the suspect's address, where he saw the vehicle parked. He ran to the window in the common hallway and saw the suspect running into the apartment," Cifrulek said.

    Williams, who police said had a small amount of marijuana and a stun gun in his car, was then taken into custody. He faces several charges and remains in the Allegheny County Jail.

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