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Maryland motorcyclist charged in high speed chase/crash in Lancaster City last December

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Lancaster City Police

LANCASTER, PA(WPMT) Lancaster Police charge Amos Harlan, 20, of Charlestown, Maryland in a high speed chase and crash in the city last December.

The incident began with a traffic stop at about 2:49 am on December 14, 2014 in the 400 block of North Queen Street.  A Patrol officer noticed a motorcyclist weaving in and out of the travel lane and had failed to stop for a steady red light.   When the officer activated his overhead emergency lights and siren, Harlan sped away at a high rate of speed in an attempt to get away.

He continued at a high speed for four blocks north on Queen Street. The speed was so fast the pursuing officer was not able to keep up.  Harlan ran a red light at the intersection of North Queen Street and West Clay Street and collided with an SUV, driven by Lindsay Colon Montalvo, who had the right of way headed eastbound on Clay Street.

Harlan was thrown from his motorcycle and suffered injuries severe enough to be flown to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.

Today Harlan was charged with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving with a Suspended License, and no insurance.

Montalvo was also charged with DUI and Driving with a Suspended License.