A truck driver from Latrobe accused of refusing to permit different motorists on the Pennsylvania Turnpike to cross and main troopers on a 10-mile pursuit was arrested Tuesday, accused of driving underneath the affect, possession of heroin and a number of visitors expenses, state police mentioned.
A trooper needed to maneuver to the entrance of the automotive service operated by Aaron J. Wano, 42, about two miles east of the Allegheny Valley Interchange in Allegheny County within the westbound lanes and apply his brakes to pressure Wano to a cease at milepost 50 simply after 1 p.m. Monday, based on court docket paperwork.
Trooper Dale Vukovich reported the pursuit started alongside the turnpike in Penn Township close to milepost 60 when he was on routine patrol and observed a black SUV try and cross Wano’s truck hauling a automotive trailer.
“I noticed the business automobile swerve into the SUV’s lane of journey. The SUV then backed off to keep away from being struck,” Vukovich wrote.
Vukovich mentioned he activated his lights and siren in an unsuccessful try and alert Wano to drag off the freeway. The trooper mentioned in court docket paperwork he briefly pulled alongside Wano’s cab for a interval “and he nonetheless wasn’t stopping, acknowledging me or making an attempt to cease his business automobile.”
Vukovich mentioned Wano’s velocity ranged between 43 and 48 mph by the 70-mph zone and continued to swerve between lanes as he continued west.
Trooper James Daggett caught up in his patrol automotive, handed Wano and braked to finally deliver Wano’s rig “to a rolling cease,” Vukovich mentioned.
In response to police stories, Wano’s truck stopped in the precise westbound lane, inflicting a visitors backup.
After being stopped, troopers mentioned Wano was examined by a drug recognition specialist who believed he was underneath the affect of a managed substance. After Wano was taken into custody, police searched his pockets and seized 5 stamp baggage of suspected heroin, stories mentioned.
Wano was arraigned on expenses of DUI, failing to yield to emergency automobiles, fleeing and eluding police, unlawful possession of a managed substance, careless driving, disregarding passing lanes, driving too gradual for situations and illegally parking on a freeway. He was launched from the county jail on $25,000 unsecured bond pending a Feb. 22 preliminary listening to.
Wano couldn’t be reached for remark. He didn’t have an lawyer listed in court docket paperwork.