Man arrested in Morgantown for fleeing officers while under the influence

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) -- A Pennsylvania man has been arrested for fleeing from police while driving under the influence.

According to the Morgantown Police Department, officers attempted to pull over a vehicle speeding and dragging its front bumper on Beechurst Avenue. The vehicle stopped at a red light, but sped away as an officer approached it. The vehicle was stopped on the Monongahela Boulevard, but the driver--identified as 34-year-old Joshua Fisher of Uniontown--refused to get out of the car.

Officials say the officers had to physically remove Fisher from the vehicle, which appeared to have been wrecked recently. Police say there were no reported accidents at the time. They also say they found a semi-automatic handgun in the vehicle. However, any charges that may be related to these findings have not been announced at this time.

Fisher was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital for injuries police say were likely caused when the vehicle previously wrecked. He has been released and charged with fleeing from an officer while under the influence.

Officials say if you know of or were a part of a vehicle crash in the Morgantown area, you are asked to call Morgantown Police at 304-284-7522.