NEW DETAILS: Suspected DUI driver leads police on 2 state chase

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UPDATE:

All new details in a police chase that spanned three states. We now know the suspect’s name, William Freeman, 33, of West Finley, PA.

Police say Freeman was clocked going 70 miles per hour through Glen Dale Wednesday night. According to police, an officer tried to stop him but he kept going and actually ended up hitting the front of an officer’s cruiser. 

The damages were mostly to the passenger side and the roof buckled. The Glen Dale police officer is reportedly OK. 

Police say Freeman then got onto interstate 70 heading east. Glen Dale police ended their pursuit at Dallas Pike Exit 11, where authorities from Pennsylvania took over.

Freeman was eventually stopped near Waynesburg where he was arrested by PA State Police.

He was taken to Greene County Prison and is facing the following charges:

  • Felony fleeing, 2 counts
  • DUI, 1 count
  • Reckless driving
  • Suspended license

Freeman’s bond is $15,000.

He’s set to be in court July 3.

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UPDATE:

A man was arrested Wednesday night after leading police on a chase that started in Glen Dale and ended in Pennsylvania.

According to Glen Dale dispatch, the chase started when an officer attempted to pull a car over for speeding. The driver did not comply and started the chase. 

When the Glen Dale Officer got close enough to the suspect’s car, the driver swerved and allegedly hit the police cruiser. The chase then entered Ohio County, and the driver was eventually arrested in either Greene County.

The driver’s name has not been released. 7News is working to gather more information.


A multi-state police chase took place Wednesday evening and a driver is said to have smashed into a police cruiser in Marshall County.

According to Marshall County Chief Deputy, Bill Helms, the incident involves the Glen Dale Police department. Glen Dale police were initiating a traffic stop, but the driver is said to have sped off. 

Chief Deputy Helms also said the chase resulted in the driver smashing into one of the Glen Dale cruisers. The chase then headed into Ohio County and eventually came to an end in Pennsylvania.

7News is still working to gather more details on this story.

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