West Shore men charged in weekend police pursuit

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Two West Shore men face multiple charges following a high speed pursuit to avoid arrest over the weekend.  Michael Paul Fritz and Dustin Raymond Hogan are both in custody.

The incident began at about 10:45 pm Sunday when a West Shore Regional Police officer attempted to stop a grey 2011 Chevrolet Impala for erratic driving and traffic violations. The Chevrolet fled reaching excessively high speeds in residential neighborhoods in Lemoyne and New Cumberland Boroughs in attempt to elude the officer. The Chevrolet ran stop signs, ran red lights and drove in a reckless manner. The vehicle was eventually cornered in the parking lot of Freysinger Collision Center at 100 15th Street in New Cumberland Borough.

The driver, Michael Paul Fritz of Duncannon, and his passenger, Dustin Raymond Hogan of East Pennsboro Township, both abandoned the car and fled on foot. Fritz was quickly subdued by the pursuing officer and taken into custody.

He showed signs of intoxication and admitted to being under the influence of marijuana and alcohol. He was also found to have a suspended driver’s license.

Hogan managed to get away despite a search of the area by officers and a K9 unit. Police also discovered he had several arrest warrants out of various jurisdictions.

Michael Fritz was taken to Carlisle Regional Medical Center where he submitted to a blood test. The test results are still pending.

Charges against Fritz include Fleeing And Attempting To Elude A Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under The Influence Of A Controlled Substance, Driving Under The Influence Of A Combination Of Drugs And Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed, Speeding, and multiple red light and stop sign violations. He was sent to Cumberland County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Hogan turned himself in on Monday morning.  He was charged with Flight To Avoid Apprehension Or Prosecution. Following arraignment he was turned over to Dauphin County authorities for his outstanding warrants in that county.

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