16-year-old arrested for assault after police chase in Allegany County


A police chase in Allegany County early Tuesday morning has led to an assault arrest.

16-year-old Dylan Bittinger of McCoole, Maryland was taken into custody. Authorities said he failed to stop when deputies tried to pull him over. 

At one point, Bittinger’s car came to a stop, then picked up speed, as he allegedly tried to hit the deputies with his car.

The pursuit eventually came to an end in the area of Crooks Avenue in McCoole.

Bittinger is being charged as an adult with first and second-degree assault and driving while impaired by drugs. No one was injured during the pursuit.

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