Man arrested in police chase from Duquesne to Hazelwood
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A man faces dozens of charges after leading police on a chase from Duquesne to Hazelwood early today.
The chase ended just before 2 a.m. on Second Avenue near Flowers Avenue when Pittsburgh officers, who were close by, threw spike strips to pierce his tires.
Jason Lamont Carter, 31, of Hazelwood, was arrested at the scene. Court records show he faces charges including reckless endangerment, fleeing and eluding police, and a string of traffic violations. Police said he came into the city on the Parkway East, through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel and eventually onto Bates Street and then Second Avenue.
Mr. Carter was awaiting arraignment on the charges this morning.
Duquesne police said they began chasing Mr. Carter in his gray Chrysler sedan because his registration was expired and he sped away when officers tried to stop the vehicle on Route 837 at Grant Avenue.
Police said Mr. Carter told them he was makintg a trip as a jitney driver and fled because he didn't have a driver's license.
First Published August 15, 2012 9:52 am