Troopers on Patrol End Upper Hanover High-Speed Chase

SKIPPACK PA – A high-speed chase after a single vehicle, which began on Geryville Pike in Upper Hanover Township and then migrated to John Frees Highway, ended in the arrest of its driver, Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack reported Tuesday (April 19, 2022).

Also, during two other separate and unrelated highway patrol incidents, troopers said they arrested a driver in Lower Salford Township for alleged assault and making terroristic threats, and one in New Hanover Township for allegedly driving under the influence.

High speed in Upper Hanover

Troopers said they were on patrol April 13 (Wednesday) at 12:24 p.m. in the 2700 block of Geryville Pike in Upper Hanover Township when they spotted a 2012-model Toyota Camry moving “at a high rate of speed” on the highway. As their cruiser approached the speeding car, troopers said it “almost smashed into the rear of another vehicle.”

Its driver, a 22-year-old Allentown man, then continued his alleged attempt to elude troopers at high speed on John Frees Highway. Details of how he was stopped and apprehended were not provided in the report, but troopers indicated several “charges are pending against the operator,” including fleeing and eluding law enforcement.

Terroristic threats in Lower Salford

A 59-year-old Hatfield woman was scheduled for a May 9 preliminary hearing in a Harleysville courtroom on several charges, according to court records, after she was arrested by troopers April 16 (Saturday) at 3:17 a.m. near the intersection of Harleysville Pike and Lucon Road, following a traffic stop.

Troopers alleged the woman had been observed driving erratically in a 2000-model Hyundai Accent, which they pulled over. During the course of their investigation she was determined to be intoxicated, their report stated. She allegedly attempted to resist arrest, and then threatened and assaulted a trooper, it added.

Court records show the woman faces one count of aggravated assault, two counts of making terroristic threats, one count each of driving under the influence as a first offense, and resisting arrest, and traffic citations for disregarding a traffic lane and reckless driving.

Driving under the influence in New Hanover

Troopers conducted a traffic stop April 16 at 2:10 a.m. near the intersection of Swamp Pike and Leidy Road of a 2003-model Buick Rendezvous. They made contact with the driver, a 34-year-old New Philadelphia man, and during their subsequent investigation arrested him for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Charges, they said, were filed with the Gilbertsville court of Magisterial District Justice Maurice Saylor.

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