Police searching for chase suspect

By Leah Kirstein

Published 03/25 2014 01:03PM

Updated 03/25 2014 01:07PM

FALLS CREEK, JEFFERSON COUNTY – Police are searching for the suspect in a Monday evening hit and run and Tuesday morning police chase.

Police say Dustin Douthit was behind the wheel of his blue Chevrolet truck when he hit another vehicle in Reynoldsville Monday evening.

When police spotted the suspect at the Falls Creek Sheetz Tuesday morning, police say Douthit led police on a chase down North Pancoast Road and through a field before abandoning his vehicle.

Police are using a helicopter and ground crew to search for Douthit. They do not believe the community is in any danger.

Anyone with information on Douthit’s location are encouraged to contact police.

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