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Allegedly drives 75 mph in 35 mph zone

Published February 28. 2013 05:04PM

A Jim Thorpe man is facing numerous charges after he allegedly failed to stop when police tried to pull him over for traveling 75 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone.

The driver, after stopping his car, then reportedly fled on foot.

The incident happened at 10:51 p.m. on Feb. 24 in the Packerton section of Mahoning Township, police said.

Steve Craigie, 28, has been charged with:

• fleeing or attempting to elude police officer (Felony 3)

• driving under the influence of alcohol (Misdemeanor)

• persistent disorderly conduct (Misdemeanor 3)

• maximum speed limits (Summary)

• careless driving (Summary)

• reckless driving (Summary)

• driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked (Summary)

According to Mahoning Township police, Craigie failed to stop his vehicle upon signal by police and traveled into Jim Thorpe, turning onto various streets, and alleyways.

The vehicle eventually stopped on Center Avenue and the driver fled on foot. He was eventually placed under arrest with the assistance of surrounding law enforcement agencies.

Police said Craigie was taken to Gnaden Huetten Hospital for a blood test. The results are still pending.

He was placed into Carbon County Prison in lieu of $2,500 bail after being arraigned before District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton. A preliminary hearing has been set for March 6 before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe.

Since then, Craigie has also been charged by Jim Thorpe police with driving while his license was suspended or revoked.

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