The car was reported stolen from the parking lot of a Pittsburgh church on Veteran's Day by the 73-year-old woman who owned it.
Police in Uniontown began chasing the same car about 2:30 a.m. Monday after the driver ran a stop sign. Uniontown is about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh.
Police lost track of the car which was later found crashed into a bed of rocks off Route 43.
According to a Uniontown police report, police found a back pack containing drug paraphernalia and a notebook in which the man "describes how he has stolen vehicles in the past and goes into detail about previous crimes he has committed."