LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — A Jonestown man has been arrested after he led police on a high-speed chase in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, according to a public release from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).
According to PSP, on Monday, July 11 at around 9 p.m., 20-year-old Aaron Almanzar was stopped by troopers. A public release stated that troopers initiated a traffic stop on Almanzar’s vehicle for speeding. During this, according to the release, Almanzar turned the headlights off on the vehicle and fled the scene.
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The release then said a pursuit was initiated and reached speeds of over 120 miles per hour as it went into Lebanon County.
The release said that Troopers located Almazar at his residence and took him into custody. He was then transported to Dauphin County Booking to be arraigned. He was arrested on multiple charges including a felony charge of fleeing and eluding a police officer, according to court documents.
A search warrant was also conducted on his vehicle on the following day and a small amount of marijuana was located, the release said.
According to court documents, Almazar is currently incarcerated at the Dauphin County Prison on $25,000 bail. He has his preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday, July 21.