Mount Washington man arraigned in West End police chase

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A Mount Washington man was arraigned this morning on charges that he led Pittsburgh police on a chase through the West End, colliding with two other cars and injuring a passenger in his own Chevy Lumina.

Ryan Brown, 24, faces charges including fleeing an officer, causing an accident involving injury and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Pittsburgh police wrote in a criminal complaint that Mr. Brown, who was driving a 1995 Chevy Lumina, sped past a school bus stopped with its lights flashing near the intersection of Chartiers Avenue and Hillsboro Street about 5 p.m. Monday. They said he pulled over when an officer flashed his lights and then sped away, hitting speeds of 60 mph while he drove away in the sleet.

Mr. Brown, police said, hit one car head on, causing it to crash into another and damaging all three cars so badly they no longer worked. Mr. Brown, police said, jumped over a railing near some railroad tracks and jumped into the river, out of which police pulled him a short while later.

Police took Mr. Brown to the Allegheny County Jail. They took a woman in his car to a hospital to get treatment for an arm injury.

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