Well sir, this young man went on one hell of a tear. As reported by timesonline.com (Beaver, PA):
The incident began at 3:47 a.m. March 19 when police were summoned to a father and son dispute at 422 Moore Ave., [Brian Victor] Roppa’s residence. Roppa’s father, unidentified in the report, told police that Brian Roppa was intoxicated and driving.
Officer Derek Shipley of Baden stopped Roppa at the intersection of Moore and Berry Street. Shipley asked Roppa to turn off the engine and step from the car, according to the report. Roppa, citing God, refused.
Shipley leaned into Roppa’s car to take the keys and Roppa punched him in the jaw, according to the report. Shipley was knocked to the ground as Roppa sped away.
Ouch. He’s going to hear it at the station …
Roppa led a chase that involved officers from Baden, Conway, Freedom, Rochester and Beaver. Rochester officers placed spiked strips in front of Roppa, piercing the tires on the passenger side of the car, according to the report.
You think a couple of flat tires is going to stop this dude?
Roppa drove on two tires and two rims from Rochester to Industry, evading an attempted road block in Vanport Township, according to the report.
After he was stopped in Industry, Roppa kicked a Beaver officer in the knee. Police found marijuana and a pipe in Roppa’s jacket, and he admitted to taking Opana, a prescription pain reliever, according to the report.
Yikes. The charges?
In addition to the aggravated assault charges, Roppa is facing five counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of resisting arrest, two counts of fleeing from police, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of careless driving.