Man arrested after running from traffic stop, across interstate

A man is in police custody after running from a traffic stop and across Interstate 279 in Pittsburgh Friday morning.

Allegheny County Police stopped a vehicle just on East Street, near Hazlett Street, around 9 a.m. for failure to use a turn signal, reports WPXI.  Then a passenger, Darren Rasimczyk, 50, apparently jumped out of the vehicle and fled across I-279.

Rasimczyk reportedly ran across the HOV lane before making his way across the northbound lanes, and sideswiped by a passing vehicle but continued running.

He was taken in custody after an officer used a taser on Rasimczyk.

According to police, an undetermined amount of money fell from his pockets while he was running.  Heroin and cocaine were also found once Rasimczyk was in custody.

Rasimczyk and the officer were taken to UPMC Passavant Hospital for minor injuries.

Rasimczyk faces simple possession and resisting arrest charges.

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