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Campbell police arrest New Castle man after high speed chase

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A New Castle man was arrested after allegedly leading police on a high speed pursuit on Route 422 in Campbell and Coitsville while intoxicated.

Matthew Beck is charged with failure to comply with the orders of police officers, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, passing left of center, having a blood alcohol level higher than .17, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

Police say the 30-year-old man sped away Friday night when officers tried to pull his car over on McCartney Road for traffic violations. Beck's Ford truck had heavy front end damage, was emitting smoke, and had a burned out headlight.

Beck allegedly hit another car at the intersection of Route 422 and 12th Street, just west of Struthers Liberty Road.

When officers turned on the lights and sirens Beck began to drive away at a high speed.

According to a police report, a front tire on the truck blew out and Beck stopped on South Hubbard Road.

Police discovered a empty beer can along with 24 cans of a 30 pack of beer in the truck. They also found a loaded rifle with four live rounds in the chamber in the back seat of the Ford. The beer and the rifle was taken into police custody to be used as evidence.

Beck was taken back to the Campbell Police Department for several field sobriety tests, which he failed.He was also asked to take a breathalyzer test and allegedly showed a blood alcohol level of .199%. The legal limit is .08%.

Beck was booked in to the Mahoning County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, February 9th 

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