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Man leads police on high-speed chase in Somerset Co.
By: WJAC Web Staff
SOMERSET TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police said Larry E. Tinkey, 41, led police on a pursuit at speeds up to 90 mph on Deans Road in Somerset, Sunday while driving under the influence of alcohol.
State troopers backed off in an attempt to allow Tinkey to slow down, but police said he went off the road at a bend and came to a rest in a farm creek.
Tinkey was transported to Somerset Hospital for medical attention because of the injuries he received due to him not wearing a seat belt, said police.
Police said felony and misdemeanor charges are pending.