By Amanda Klein | September 5, 2018
Police arrested a Rostraver Township man early Tuesday alleging he struck a police car and led them on a high-speed chase through four towns.
Brody J. McFadden, 48, of Webster, faces charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, drug possession, DUI and numerous traffic offenses.
Police said in a criminal complaint they first spotted McFadden around 2:30 a.m. as he was leaving the Sheetz in Monogahela, while they were responding to a public drunkenness call.
A police officer attempted to pull over McFadden, but he sped off and led them on a chase through Carroll Township, New Eagle and Union Township at speeds, that at times reached 70 miles per hour.
During the chase McFadden allegedly struck a police car as officers were attempting to keep him from leaving a ditch, that a police officer moments before had pushed him into by hitting McFadden’s rear bumper.
Because McFadden refused to get out of his car, police had to forcibly remove him. At first, he gave police a false name, but once they learned his real name, police determined he had an outstanding warrant for parole violation.
McFadden told a police officer “I was paranoid,” when asked why he fled.
McFadden is currently in the Washington County Jail in lieu of posting a $100,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 3.
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