Police in Pittsburgh recently arrested a local man who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. It apparently took some effort getting this man into custody as he allegedly fled from the officers who pulled him over. This individual has since been charged with drunk driving, eluding and fleeing, possession and a number of other traffic-related violations.

At approximately 3:50 a.m. on Sept. 3, officers attempted a routine traffic stop on I-279. The driver — a 40-year-old male — reportedly took the Perrysville exit, ran through a stop sign and re-entered the highway. He later drove his truck up an embankment and came to a stop. He and a female passenger were seen running from the vehicle. The driver was successfully located, but authorities are still looking for the passenger.

Police have not released the identity of the female for whom they are looking. They are asking anyone who knows anything about this event to share their information with the state police. Authorities have not stated what charges may be pending against this individual.

The drunk driving and other charges filed in this case could carry significant penalties for the accused if he is ultimately convicted in a Pittsburgh criminal court. Jail time, fines, court-ordered rehabilitation and community service are just a few of the commonly seen consequences tied to conviction. An experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help this individual navigate the court system and take the steps necessary to close out his case timely and with the best outcome possible.