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York County DUI Flee Suspect Dies in Crash

Brian Broust refused to pull over when police tried to stop him for a suspected DUI. A police chase was initiated, but the pursuit was called off shortly due to weather conditions. The 21-year-old Broust continued to speed away and got into a car crash, killing the York County DUI suspect.

The crash occurred in the early morning hours last Friday, reports WGAL. At 2:37 a.m., police reported that they attempted to stop a vehicle on North George Street for suspicion of DUI. The vehicle failed to yield for the officer and a pursuit briefly followed for two blocks on North George Street near Masonic Drive.

Broust's fleeing vehicle continued south on North George Street for about a mile before crashing. It's not clear if there were any other vehicles involved in the crash, but the DUI suspect was killed, reports WGAL.

Broust made a series of decisions which escalated the situation. Had he just made the right decision at any turning point, he would likely still be alive and probably wouldn't even face any jail time.

For example, if this was Broust's first DUI, and he had just pulled over, he could have been released with just a monetary fine and could have even avoided a DUI conviction on his record.

A suspect fleeing the police while driving under the influence faces felony 3 charges and up to 7 years in jail. Even after Broust decided to flee, had he changed his mind and subsequently pulled over, he would have faced felony charges, but could have mitigated his jail time with contrition and good behavior.

However, Broust wanted to avoid all penalties, and he ended up paying with his life in this York County DUI.

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