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Police maneuver ends chase

February 21, 2018 Digital Media Exclusive

State police used a PIT maneuver to force this vehicle off Interstate 79 and end a chase that lasted for about 20 miles.

WORTH TWP — A suspected drugged driver was arrested Wednesday morning after state police say a trooper used a pursuit intervention technique, or PIT maneuver, to end a 20-mile chase over two counties.

Raymond C. Mistelske, 44, of Grove City is accused of deliberately hitting the same trooper's marked patrol car earlier in the chase, which ended in a crash on Interstate 79 in northern Butler County, according to investigators.

He was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, fleeing or attempting to elude police and six traffic violations and was placed in Mercer County Prison on $25,000 bail.

A full story appears in the Butler Eagle.