2 State troopers injured during high speed chase

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CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) — Two state troopers were injured on Sunday morning during a high speed chase in Cumberland County. 

Police say they spotted a person driving erratically around 1:30 a.m. When they tried to pull the driver over they say he accelerated and fled.

The driver has been identified as 18-year-old Logan Shauf of Shippensburg.

Authorities say Shauf reached speeds exceeding 100 miles-per-hour through Southampton and North Newton townships. They say he ran a stop sign at Vaughn Road and Running Pump Road and drove through the intersection and struck a house. Shauf then crashed through a wire fence and into a field.

When troopers approached Shauf they say he was still accelerating and spinning his wheels. The truck was still entangled in the wire fence and as it accelerated troopers were hit by wire fencing and flying wood. One of the troopers was wrapped in the fence and dragged by Shauf. The second trooper discharged his firearm, but was violently swept of his feet by the dragged fence.

Shauf then cashed into some trees a short distance away. He was taken into custody. Police say Shauf was driving impaired.

Both troopers were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Shauf is facing charges including aggravated assault, simple assault, fleeing police, reckless endangerment, DUI and other traffic offenses.

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