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Police charge man accused of hanging on to car hood for miles after scuffle in Westmoreland County


Police say a brawl ended in a mad dash from Scottdale to Frick Hospital on Mt. Enjoyable on Sunday night. Watch the full story in the video player above. Michael Overly, 21, is in Westmoreland County Jail after police say he pushed a woman and her baby to the ground and fought another man in a house along South Broadway Avenue in Scottdale. Police said the man and woman got into a vehicle to leave. the residence when Overly jumped on the hood of the car and refused to let go. Court documents claim Overly remained on the hood of the car for nearly five miles as the vehicle drove from Scottdale to Frick Hospital. The alleged victims told police they were heading to hospital to seek treatment for injuries sustained in the incident with Overly. Ken King said his truck got stuck in the way of the vehicle en route. King said the car slipped out of the side of his new pickup truck along North Broadway Avenue. “I look back and see the entire left side of my truck is all scraped up,” King said. “I found a mirror and some debris nearby.” Surveillance video obtained by Action News 4 from Pittsburgh shows the vehicle approaching the area where King’s truck was parked. King said the vehicle was traveling at high speed and that he is glad no one was seriously injured. “Now that we know there was someone on the hood, he would probably be in orbit right now,” King said. “It could have been a lot worse. I’m just glad no one was hurt.” Overly has been arraigned on multiple charges and is in Westmoreland County Jail. Court records show he is also awaiting trial on unrelated charges in Fayette County. Overly’s sister, Hannah Overly, opened up about the arrest to Pittsburgh’s Action News 4. She claimed Overly admitted to the fight, but texted her to come pick him up before the incident with the car. “I have proof that he wanted to leave and that he didn’t want to cause any more problems,” said Hannah Overly. Hannah Overly said Michael got on the hood of the car while the vehicle was still parked to try to stop the other man from driving. Hannah claimed the group were drinking and Overly’s one-year-old daughter was in the car. “Her daughter was in a car that wasn’t safe,” Hannah Overly said. “My brother could have died doing this.” No other charges were laid by the police.

Police say a brawl ended in a mad dash from Scottdale to Frick Hospital on Mt. Pleasant on Sunday evening.

Watch the full story in the video player above.

Michael Overly, 21, is in Westmoreland County Jail after police say he pushed a woman and her baby to the ground and fought another man in a house along South Broadway Avenue in Scottdale.

Police said the man and woman got into a vehicle to leave the residence when Overly jumped on the hood of the car and refused to let go. Court documents claim Overly remained on the hood of the car for nearly five miles as the vehicle drove from Scottdale to Frick Hospital.

The alleged victims told police they were heading to hospital to seek treatment for injuries sustained in the incident with Overly.

Ken King said his truck got stuck in the way of the vehicle en route. King said the car slipped out of the side of his new pickup truck along North Broadway Avenue.

“I look back and see the entire left side of my truck is all scraped up,” King said. “I found a mirror and some debris nearby.”

Surveillance video obtained by Action News 4 from Pittsburgh shows the vehicle approaching the area where King’s truck was parked. King said the vehicle was traveling at high speed and that he is glad no one was seriously injured.

“Now that we know there was someone on the hood, he would probably be in orbit right now,” King said. “It could have been a lot worse. I’m just glad no one was hurt.”

Overly has been arraigned on multiple counts and is in Westmoreland County Jail. Court records show he is also awaiting trial on unrelated charges in Fayette County.

Overly’s sister, Hannah Overly, opened up about the arrest to Pittsburgh’s Action News 4. She claimed Overly admitted to the fight, but texted her to come pick him up before the incident with the car.

“I have proof that he wanted to leave and that he didn’t want to cause any more problems,” said Hannah Overly.

Hannah Overly said Michael got on the hood of the car while the vehicle was still parked to try to stop the other man from driving. Hannah claimed the group were drinking and Overly’s one-year-old daughter was in the car.

“Her daughter was in a car that wasn’t safe,” Hannah Overly said. “My brother could have died doing this.”

No other charges were laid by the police.



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