A man led police on a 19-mile chase in western Cumberland County early Saturday morning that ended with damage to two police vehicles, according to state police.
Officers observed a vehicle traveling west at mile marker 203.5 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at 1:56 a.m. that matched an alert about a suicidal person from Royersford police. The driver pulled over, but would not follow commands to turn off his vehicle and then fled, police said.
The driver exited at the Blue Mountain exit, continued south on Route 997 and traveled onto Route 641, police said. State police from Chambersburg and Carlisle pursued the vehicle.
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Police stopped the vehicle through a PIT maneuver, which caused disabling damage to two marked police vehicles. The driver fled on foot but was taken into custody after resisting arrest. No police officers were injured.
The driver, a 22-year-old man, was committed to UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle on a mental health warrant, police said. He was charged with two counts of criminal mischief, one count of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, nine counts of recklessly endangering another person, one count of resisting arrest, and summary traffic violations, according to court documents.