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Summit Hill man pleads to drug, other charges

Published December 03. 2010 05:00PM

A Summit Hill man pleaded guilty to a drug count plus other charges including fleeing police on Thursday in Carbon County court before Senior Judge Richard W. Webb.

William Witrosky, 39, was arrested for an incident that began in Lehighton but ended in Summit Hill following a high speed chase.

Lehighton police observed a vehicle speeding along Bridge Street on May 18, 2009, and attempted to stop it. The driver sped off and led borough police, plus police from other communities, on a high speed chase. Police said speeds reached 90 miles-per-hour during the chase.

Police also said Witrosky's vehicle almost struck and/or forced other vehicles off the road during the chase including police cruisers. The chase ended in the 300 block of Summit Avenue in Summit Hill where Witrosky was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle found a quantity of drugs.

He was originally charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (CS), possession possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing and eluding police and several counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Witrosky pleaded to one count each of possession and fleeing and three counts of recklessly endangering in a plea bargain with the district attorney's office.

The agreement also calls for a county prison term of one to two years.

Webb accepted the plea but deferred sentencing to a later date.

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