Clarion Man Faces Charges In Police Chase; Teenage Rider Hospitalized In Pittsburgh

October 7, 2013
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A Clarion man faces numerous charges including fleeing police, aggravated assault by vehicle and furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors following a crash during a police chase in Clarion County late Saturday night.

Clarion Borough Police say 27 year-old Jesse Solomon was initially held on a probation detainer, and after treatment at Clarion Hospital, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail before being charged with at least eleven counts.

Police officials say Solomon fled an attempted traffic stop on East Main Street in Clarion around 11:30 PM Saturday, and initiated a police chase at speeds of around 55 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone.  Officers say Solomon eventually lost control of his S-U-V on a curve on Seven Hills Road in Clarion Township.  The vehicle went into a field, through some brush, and then hit an intersecting gravel road and rolled over onto its side.

Officers say they apprehended Solomon as he tried to escape through his broken windshield.  That, they say, is when they discovered Solomon had three teenage female passengers, ages 14, 15 and 18.  Police discovered the girls had all been drinking.

The 15 year-old passenger had sustained a whiplash injury and a concussion.  She was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital.  The 18 year-old, identified as Abby Myers, had a cut and a leg injury.  The 14 year-old girl complained of bruising.

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