Driver charged with eluding police in Arnold


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Arnold, Pa. – Police in Arnold observed a vehicle that matched a report of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle that was taken earlier in the shift.

The vehicle in question was a 2005 Honda Odyssey silver in color. Please say this vehicle was spotted turning North on Constitution Boulevard and then right onto Ridge Avenue. The officer made a u-turn and caught up with the vehicle in question.

Once close enough to the vehicle, police were able to confirm the registration of the vehicle through Westmoreland 911 dispatch and was notified an additional officer in the area would start towards that location. Police activated their emergency lights and sirens at the intersection of Walnut Street and Victoria Avenue.

At this point, the vehicle failed to pull to the right and continued at a normal rate of speed. The driver was spotted getting on a cell phone once he spotted the patrol car behind him. Police say the vehicle turned off Victoria onto McCandless Street and then right onto Leishman Avenue. The vehicle appeared to be attempting to make it back to 1714 Leishman Avenue.

While on Leishman Avenue, an Arnold patrol car was coming from the opposite direction and stopped in the roadway when the driver, later identified as Robert Dorsey, age 54 of Arnold stopped next to the patrol car and was told to stop by the police officer. Dorsey then sped off from this location and drove directly to the residence one block away. Arnold police then blocked the vehicle in as it was parked on the side of the street. Dorsey was ordered to shut the vehicle off and get out of the vehicle.

Dorsey was taken into custody without incident and was searched for Contraband with negative results. Dorsey was placed into the back of the patrol car and transported to New Kensington lock up Dorsey facing the following charges:

M2 Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer 02/10/2019 and S Driving W/O A License. A Preliminary Hearing is scheduled on 02/21/2019 @ 10:30 am before the Honorable Magisterial District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr. A $5000 surety bond was posted.