Suspect arrested in Bedford County after ramming state police car during high-speed chase
A Canonsburg man wanted on a warrant for felony aggravated assault led state police on a high-speed chase for about 50 miles before overturning his car in Bedford County on Friday night, police said.
State police at Somerset attempted to arrest William Shaw, 44, at 7:20 p.m. at the Somerset Plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. But, police say, he drove around three state police vehicles while fleeing.
Driving east on the turnpike at more than 100 mph, Shaw passed vehicles in the right and left lanes and on the berm, police said.
He drove about 49 miles east and, at the Breezewood interchange, rammed into a state police vehicle and left the turnpike.
He lost control of the car, which overturned at the intersection of Route 30 and the Breezewood Connector, police said.
Shaw was taken into custody.
After receiving medical treatment, he was lodged in Bedford County jail on $1 million bail, police said.