Edinburg man faces OVI, other charges after chase into Poland

Staff report


A 33-year-old Edinburg, Pa., man is accused of driving while intoxicated and leading police on a chase across state lines Friday.

Mahoning Township police in Pennsylvania attempted to stop Brett A. Pagley for a traffic violation, but police said he fled on U.S. Route 224 into Poland and Boardman about 2:30 a.m.

Boardman police were asked to assist and cleared traffic from the Market Street-Route 224 intersection and placed “stop sticks,” which deflate tires, on the ground, according to reports.

Township officers said Pagley ignored the flashing lights of police cruisers in the intersection and continued speeding west on Route 224 without headlights activated.

Pagley crashed on Route 224 near Pheasant Drive, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating that crash.

Pagley was cited by Boardman police for reckless operation and not using his headlights. He also is charged with two counts of failure to comply with a police order and scheduled to appear in Mahoning County Area Court on Tuesday.

The patrol reported that Pagley registered a 0.210 blood- alcohol content on a portable breath test. The legal limit in Ohio is 0.08. Pagley was charged with OVI and taken to Mahoning County jail.

Boardman police also are looking for a different driver who ignored police who had blocked off traffic on Route 224 during the pursuit.

Police stopped traffic at Tippecanoe Road and Route 224 with their cruiser lights flashing. Two cars were at Tippecanoe Road; one listened to police and turned back, but the other drove around police onto Route 224 into the path of the pursuit, police said.

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