• Man accused of hitting state trooper with car before leading police on chase


    WHARTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Uniontown man is accused of hitting a Pennsylvania state trooper with his car.

    Investigators said they tried to pull over Pete Lancaster around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday but he took off, leading police on a chase going more than 100 mph on Route 40 in Farmington.

    "Before they even pulled him over, he pulled into a random drivway," said Trooper Robert Broadwater, with the Pennsylvania State Police. "The operator of the vehicle put it in reverse at a high rate of speed, striking one of our troopers in the leg."


    Lancaster got away but troopers caught up with him a short time later and a second high-speed chase began on Kentuck Road.

    According to police, Lancaster eventually ran into the woods. Inside his car, officers found drugs and counterfeit money, police said.

    Channel 11 looked into his record and found there was also a warrant out for his arrest on forgery charges.


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