Crime

Danville man flees police, causes crash

A man was charged with a felony count of fleeing and attempting to elude police plus seven misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person after leading state police on a high-speed chase.
A man was charged with a felony count of fleeing and attempting to elude police plus seven misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person after leading state police on a high-speed chase. Centre Daily Times, file

A high-speed chase on interstates 99 and 80 ended in a crash and charges for a Danville man Tuesday.

State police at Rockview say the incident happened at about 3:30 p.m.

It started when Francis Leighton Brown, 21, was caught traveling 92 mph in a 55 mph zone. Police say Brown refused to pull over, leading to a pursuit that topped 120 mph.

It all ended when the 1995 Toyota Camry driven by Brown crashed near mile marker 158 on I-80 in Boggs Township.

According to court records, Brown was charged with a felony count of fleeing and attempting to elude police, plus seven misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person. He also faces a long list of summary traffic violations.

District Judge Tom Jordan set bail at $10,000. Brown was unable to post bail and is being held at Centre County Correctional Facility.

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