A McKeesport man led city police on a brief car chase Wednesday afternoon before being arrested at the home of his girlfriend.
Harry Hobson, 55, is charged by McKeesport police with fleeing or attempting to elude police, reckless driving, careless driving, driving with a suspended license and failing to stop at a stop sign. A preliminary hearing has not yet been scheduled.
City police said an officer was monitoring traffic just after 12 noon in Myer Park when a car headed eastbound on Myer Boulevard failed to stop for a stop sign.
According to a police report, the officer followed the vehicle to Patterson Avenue, but when he activated the lights and siren on the patrol car, the vehicle failed to stop. Instead, police said, it continued on Steele Street, Grandview Avenue, Stockholm Street and back on Patterson Avenue.
When the fleeing car turned back onto Myer Boulevard, it accelerated to "a high rate of speed," according to a police report, and the officer discontinued the pursuit for fear of an accident.
The car's license number was traced to a residence on Jenny Lind Street, about two blocks from where the pursuit began, police said. Officers went to the home and found the suspected driver, identified as Hobson.
Hobson was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant obtained by the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, and transported to the Allegheny County Jail without incident, police said.
Originally published May 24, 2018.