High-speed chase through Huntingdon County leads driver to jail

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HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Greensburg man was locked up in Huntingdon County after Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) say he led them on a high-speed chase of over 100 MPH Monday evening.

Edward Arida, 23, was being pulled over by PSP Huntingdon troopers on William Penn Highway in Morris Township around 7:45 p.m. Nov. 22. He failed to stop for a red light before turning onto the highway and began to speed up after seeing police lights, reaching speeds over 100 MPH, according to the report.

EDWARD ARIDA, 23

While speeding down William Penn Highway, troopers noted that Arida illegally passed cars 18 times and continually drove head-on towards oncoming traffic.

Arida allegedly tried to strike a Trooper’s vehicle from PSP Hollidaysburg in the process of the chase. After finally stopping him in his Subaru Impreza, state police say he began to resist arrest.

He was finally taken into custody and placed in Huntingdon County Jail to await arraignment. He’s currently facing charges that include assault on law enforcement.

This story has been updated to reflect he was driving an Impreza, not an Outback as previously reported.

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