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Pittsburgh police charge Penn Hills jitney driver with DUI, endangerment

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Pittsburgh police arrested jitney driver James Bailey, 52, of Penn Hills on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 for allegedly driving drunk with five passengers — including three small children — in his SUV.

Pittsburgh police arrested a jitney driver who officers claim drove his SUV drunk with five passengers, including three small children.

James Bailey, 52, of Penn Hills drew 13 charges, including DUI and seven counts of recklessly endangering another person, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

Officers searched Bailey’s black 1996 Toyota 4Runner and found empty beer cans and a cooler filled with beer, the complaint states.

Two police officers returning from the county jail about 8:50 p.m. Sunday noticed Bailey’s SUV driving the wrong way on Grant Street with its headlights off, police said. Police attempted to stop Bailey at Grant Street and Boulevard of the Allies.

Bailey continued driving.

He took the Parkway West exit onto the Fort Duquesne Bridge and then I-279 north to the Route 28 exit. Police pursued him. Bailey left Route 28 at the Madison Avenue/East Ohio Street exit, where he stopped.

Police arrested Bailey. The front-seat passenger told police Bailey was a jitney driver. She said they pleaded with Bailey to stop driving during the pursuit, but he ignored them.

Bailey told police he drank two beers earlier Sunday.

According to police, Bailey was driving on a suspended license from a previous DUI and without a state inspection sticker.

Aaron Aupperlee is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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