Troopers Arrest Birdsboro Man Attempting to Flee

UNION TOWNSHIP (BERKS) – A 34-year-old Birdsboro man was arrested for allegedly fleeing and eluding Pennsylvania State Police, and also faced a variety of other charges, after troopers said he sought to escape them in a car at the intersection of Washington and Cross streets, according to a report issued Monday (Nov. 28, 2022) from the Troop L Barracks in Reading.

Troopers said they tried to make a traffic stop Nov. 18 (Friday) at 2:24 a.m. involving a 2010-model Chevrolet HHR, but the male Birdsboro driver “attempted to flee and subsequently crashed into a retaining wall.”

The report did not specify what prompted the stop, or where the retaining wall was located.

Following the accident, troopers added, the man was taken into custody on the felony fleeing charge. He subsequently also was charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession or use of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, 10 separate counts of disregarding traffic lanes, failure to drive at a safe speed, driving without a license, careless driving, and damaging real property while operating a motor vehicle.

Records indicate he was preliminarily arraigned later the same day, and was jailed in Berks County Prison after being unable to post a $20,000 cash bail. He is scheduled for a mid-December preliminary hearing.

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