Troopers Pursue, Then End, Speedy Egypt Road Chase

SKIPPACK PA – Label this driver as “the one who got away.” For now.

Pennsylvania State Police based at its Troop K Barracks in Skippack reported Monday (June 14, 2021) that one of its patrol units was involved in, but later discontinued for safety reasons, the high-speed chase of a vehicle it attempted to pull over on U.S. Route 422.

The incident occurred June 5 (2021; Saturday) at 1:45 a.m. near westbound 422 mile-marker 186.2, according to the troop’s public information release.

The officer on patrol sought to pull over a driver in a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, for what were alleged to be “multiple vehicle code violations.” The nature of the offenses was not specified. The trooper’s emergency lights flashed; the report stated; his siren blared a warning.

But instead of pulling aside, the driver sped up. The Hyundai exited 422 at its Oaks-Audubon interchange and raced east on Egypt Road into Lower Providence Township, the state patrol right behind it, according to the report. The Elantra’s driver allegedly blew through multiple traffic signals, and zipped past the Audubon Village Shopping Center in the 2800 block of Egypt.

At the intersection of Pawlings and Egypt roads, the reported indicated, the patrol unit ended its chase rather than endanger the well-being of the public nearby or farther ahead. If and when the suspect is tracked down and captured, fleeing and eluding law enforcement will be among charges brought, it added.

Also as part of Monday’s reports:

Fraud, theft investigations under way

Troopers said they currently are involved in theft by deception, fraud, or scam investigations in Upper Hanover, Upper Salford, Worcester, and Skippack townships.

  • A 43-year-old resident of Adams Road in East Greenville reported an alleged identity theft Friday (June 11). An unknown individual filed a claim for unemployment compensation in the victim’s name, although she is employed;
  • A 21-year-old resident on Country View Lane in Harleysville was scammed into sending a personal check for an unspecified amount, and additional gift cards valued at $2,800, in an alleged theft by deception reported Tuesday (June 8);
  • A 66-year-old Bergey Road, Harleysville, resident said May 24 (Monday) he was the victim of alleged identity theft. He reported his identifying information was used by an unknown individual to fraudulently apply for unemployment benefits; and
  • A 57-year-old resident of Water Street Road in Collegeville discovered May 12 (Wednesday) that unemployment benefits had been applied for in the victim’s name.

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