Police: Man dragged officers, went on high-speed chase

Carlisle/West Shore

A Harrisburg man is accused of dragging two officers as he fled a traffic stop and then leading police on a pursuit that reached speeds of up to 120 mph.

Michael E. Shipe, 42, is charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding, escape, and related offenses,

East Pennsboro Township police said Shipe was stopped early Saturday for a center turn lane violation on North Enola Road. Shipe did not have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and was wanted for fleeing and eluding in York County.

Officers tried to take Shipe into custody for the warrant, but he jumped back into his vehicle and drove off. The officers tied to get the vehicle back into park and were dragged about 50 feet through a parking lot and onto North Enola Road, police said.

Both officers were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Shipe was pursued by West Shore Regional, Hampden Township, Mechanicsburg, and Pennsylvania State Police for about 10 minutes before he was stopped and arrested in Harrisburg.

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