Nature of Incident:
 
Fleeing Police, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Endangerment
Date of Incident:
 
April 23, 2013
Location of Incident:
 
New Freedom, PA

Person Involved: Daniel Erdman
Glen Rock, PA
 
Incident Summary:
 
    
On may 23, 2013 just after 10pm an officer from the Southern Regional Police Department attempted to stop a Toyota for a traffic violation while leaving Rutter’s Farm Store in New Freedom Borough.

The vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed on Bowser Rd. in Shrewsbury Township. Upon activation of the officer’s emergency equipment the Toyota accelerated and failed to yield to the officer's lights and siren. The officer engaged in the pursuit for approximately 7 miles traveling through rural parts of Shrewsbury and Codorus Townships. The suspect vehicle operated at speeds in excess of 65 miles per hour on roads that were wet from the steady rain.

Officers terminated the pursuit after the suspect evaded police at a high rate of speed and began endangering the public with his erratic driving. The Pennsylvania State Police and Southwestern Regional Police Department assisted during the incident.

Daniel Erdman of Glen Rock was identified as the driver who turned himself in to police a short time later.

He was charged with fleeing and eluding police, resisting arrest, recklessly endangering another, driving under a suspended license, reckless driving, and other summary traffic offenses.

The investigation revealed Erdman removed the registration plate from another vehicle and placed it on his vehicle. Erdman was taken to central booking for arraignment and bail was set at $50,000.

 
 


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