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High Speed Police Chase Ends When Suspect Crashes SUV
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on July 17, 2014 @ 7:30PM
Created on July 17, 2014 @ 11:54PM
UPDATE:
State Police say WIlliam Paul McKinney was the driver who led them on a high speed chase late Wednesday night, which resulted in an accident on Route 50 in Harrison County.
 
McKinney was charged with fleeing while DUI, and is being held in the North Central Regional Jail.
 
ORIGINAL STORY:
 
A high speed police pursuit ended in a crash, Wednesday evening, in Harrison County.
 
The pursuit began when the Doddridge County Sheriff's Department received a call that a man, who was allegedly drunk, was getting into his SUV at the 7 Eleven in West Union. A deputy began following the man on Route 50. Sheriff Mike Headley said that at some point, the driver of the SUV started speeding, even reaching speeds of up to 100 mph, as he headed eastbound on Route 50.
 
The man then turned around and led police back on a pursuit going westbound on Route 50. The chase continued when he turned onto Dog Run and went back to Route 50 West. The driver then sped to Route 23 before getting back on Route 50 East and maneuvering again to 50 West. The pursuit ended there, inside Harrison County, when the SUV crashed into a water truck.
 
Investigators said at some point the suspect tried to ram the sheriff's car.
 
The driver of the water truck was not injured.
 
The suspect, and a female passenger, were both taken to United Hospital Center with unknown injuries.
 
Charges are pending against the driver of the SUV.

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