According to Pottsville Police, on Friday 6/9/17 around 6:00pm, Pottsville Bureau of Police officers were asked to assist Frackville Borough Police with an active vehicle pursuit they had initiated.
Police say Pottsville officers were told a black Ford Mustang was traveling at a high rate of speed south on Route 61 and that the trailing police had lost sight of the vehicle in the area of St. Clair due to the excessive speed at which it was traveling.
Pottsville Police, along with PA State Police staged in the area of Claude Lord Boulevard and East Arch St. intersection. The suspect vehicle was observed traveling south on Route 61 and had nowhere to go due to high traffic volume on the roadway at the traffic light.
The vehicle began to slow for stopped traffic, but then accelerated, striking a gold Chevrolet Traverse operated by a 31 year old woman from Ringtown.
After striking the Chevrolet, the operator of the Mustang – later identified as William Darnell Jubilee, 46, of Philadelphia,- accelerated heavily, ran over the curb on the west side of the roadway and went down an embankment behind Domino’s pizza.
The Mustang then nearly struck police as it fled at high rate of speed. Jubilee continued driving in a dangerous manner north on Terry Reiley Way and then west onto Laurel Blvd before the vehicle went up over the curb on the north side of the 100 block of East Laurel and struck an office building. Jubilee then exited the vehicle and fled on foot, heading north on N. Centre St. He was apprehended by police in the 400 block of N. Centre.
The subsequent investigation led to Jubilee being transported from the scene for Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) testing and custody being turned over to Frackville Borough PD who filed charges based on their original involvement with Jubilee. Jubilee was also wanted for outstanding arrest warrants issued by PA State Parole and a bench warrant from Montgomery County.
The Pottsville Bureau of Police will be filing a criminal complaint charging Jubilee with Aggravated Assault, Fleeing and Eluding Police, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Resisting Arrest, DUI and Driving While Under Suspension.
Police officers from the Pa State Police, Frackville Borough, Palo Alto, Port Carbon, New Philadelphia, Minersville, St. Clair, and New Castle Township, along with Schuylkill EMS and Pottsville Fire personnel were involved at various points during the resolution of the incident.