Police say they had to Taser a Bushkill Towship man who passed them at 101 mph in a wild car chase. He may have been high on bath salts, police say.
Sirens, tire spikes and a crashed car apparently weren't enough to stop an Easton man accused of leading state police on a chase on Route 33. Instead, it took a Taser to bring down Mark Nichols, who was allegedly on bath salts when he passed them doing 101 miles per hour Wednesday night. A police affidavit gives the following account: State troopers at Belfast saw Nichols, 29, of 46 N. Sixth St., speeding south on Route 33 in Bushkill Township around 8:30 p.m. The troopers flashed their lights and sounded their siren to get Nichols to stop, but he kept driving, getting off the highway and making his way to Route 512. At one point, police put down tire spikes in the road to stop Nichols. The spikes chewed through three of his tires, but he …
Timothy Graves, 33, of Nazareth is accused of running three stop signs, attempting to ram into a state police cruiser, and speeding through three townships before crashing into an embankment.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Tom Coombe
Saturday, September 29, 2012
A Nazareth man is charged with leading Bushkill Township police on a 10-mile chase through three townships, and with threatening to ram a police cruiser with his car. Timothy Graves, 33, of the 100 block of S. Spruce Street, is charged with fleeing/eluding police, DUI, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and numerous traffic violations. According to court records, a township police officer was on patrol Thursday when he saw Graves make a turn onto Clearfield Road without signaling. The officer followed and determined Graves was speeding by keeping pace with his car. The officer said Graves was driving 60.9 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer tried to pull Graves over, but Graves kept driving -- at speeds reaching 80 mph through Bushkill…