Fleeing driver not deterred by stop sticks during high speed chase

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A York man was arrested Friday  after he fled from state troopers on Interstate 81 in Cumberland County during traffic stop. Matthew Lee Sherman, 31,  is facing numerous charges including reckless driving, driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked and fleeing or attempting to elude police.

The pursuit started along Interstate 81 in Hampden Township around 11:55 a.m. near mile marker 58. Sherman’s vehicle was clocked at traveling over 100 miles per hour while weaving in and out of traffic and passing cars on the berm of the road, troopers said.

Sherman exited the interstate at exit 52 and headed north on Route 11 where he continued driving over 100 mph. During the chase he neglected several traffic signals and almost caused other vehicles on the road to crash, according to state police reports.

Authorities deployed spike strips on Carlisle Pike but Sherman ran over them and kept on going.

The chase ended about 3 miles later and Sherman was taken into custody.

He was booked at Cumberland County Prison on $50,000 bail.

State troopers were assisted by Middlesex Township Police, Silver Spring Township Police and Hampden Township Police.

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