Police: Suspect leads officers on chase through Mercer, Lawrence counties

SPRINGFIELD TWP., Pa. (WYTV) – Police said a 49-year-old man with several warrants for his arrest led officers on a chase through Mercer and Lawrence counties.

Kevin Lewis Leroy McFadden is charged with fleeing a police officer, driving under the influence of narcotics, recklessly endangering another person, criminal mischief, flight to avoid apprehension and seven traffic violations.

Pennsylvania State Police said the chase began on Tuesday afternoon in Springfield Township. An officer tried to pull McFadden over, but he sped away, passing several cars on both sides of State Route 19, according to a police report.

Police said McFadden then drove into a yard, almost hitting a home in the 1600  block of Perry Highway.

McFadden was stopped after losing control of the vehicle and crashing into a tree.

Police said he was driving under a license suspension and had an invalid registration sticker on his vehicle.

McFadden was taken to Grove City Hospital for chemical testing for narcotics, but he refused testing. He was then taken to the Mercer County Jail.