Man facing 80 charges after leading troopers on chase in Washington County, state police say

A man is facing 80 charges after state police say he led them on a chase Sunday afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, state police in Washington responded to the Red Roof Inn at 1399 W. Chestnut St. in Canton Township.

The manager told police Levi Areford, 20, of Canonsburg, failed to pay for his room and was yelling at staff. Areford was in the Denny’s parking lot, which is across the street.

Troopers attempted to make contact with Areford, who then led troopers on a chase through Canton Township, through several streets and onto Interstate 70. The chase lasted about 10 minutes, according to a report, and reached speeds of 95 mph. State police say Areford nearly caused several crashes.

The chase ended back at the Red Roof Inn, where a trooper had to physically remove Areford from his vehicle, according to state police.

He was taken into custody and placed in the Washington County Jail.

Areford is charged with 80 counts, including DUI, theft of services, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, fraud and numerous traffic violations.

He is due back in court next week.

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