According to reports, an Ellwood City man faces felony gun possession charges, resisting arrest, fleeing from police, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving under the influence – all after a minor traffic violation led police on a wild chase early Sunday morning in New Brighton.
Michael McKay, 25, of Crescent Ave., Ellwood City, drove through a stop sign on Seventh Avenue in New Brighton around 2:00am leading police to pursue. McKay refused to yield or pull over for the following officer, nearly hit a female pedestrian, and struck multiple parked cars.
McKay later abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot. Police followed snowy footprints and found McKay under a porch on Eighth Avenue.
McKay battled with officers and was struck with a taser multiple times. Police later found a loaded handgun on the seat of his vehicle and with previous arrests on record made it illegal for him to carry the weapon.