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Suspect leads police on high-speed chase through Middletown

Posted 11/19/13

 

A Harrisburg man wanted on unspecified charges led Middletown police on a high-speed chase on Tuesday, Nov. 12 that began at East Main and Pine streets and ended in Steelton, reaching a speed of 125 miles an hour, according to a source in …

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Suspect leads police on high-speed chase through Middletown

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A Harrisburg man wanted on unspecified charges led Middletown police on a high-speed chase on Tuesday, Nov. 12 that began at East Main and Pine streets and ended in Steelton, reaching a speed of 125 miles an hour, according to a source in the police department.

 

The fleeing vehicle nearly struck workers in a construction zone in Middletown, and the pursuit reached 125 mph on Interstate 283, the source said.

 

Michael Evans-Turner, 30, was arrested in Steelton after authorities placed spike strips on Front Street in Steelton.

 

It was not clear what charges Evans-Turner faced before the chase began.

 

Middletown police knew where Evans-Turner would be in town, and he was spotted driving in the borough by officers around noon on Tuesday afternoon.

 

A fellow police officer had a plan of action to stop him, but one officer turned on his cruiser’s flashing lights and alerted the suspect, who fled, the source said.

 

Video of the pursuit was taken, the source said. 

 

A Middletown cruiser was damaged when it rammed Evans-Turner’s vehicle, the source said. One tire was punctured by a spike strip in Steelton, the source said.

 

A bystander’s vehicle was sideswiped during the chase, Dauphin County officials told television station WHTM.

 

Neither Police Chief Steven Wheeler nor Chris Courogen, borough secretary and director of communications, returned calls by the Press And Journal for information about the chase.