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Man leads police on Lehigh chase

Published January 09. 2013 05:02PM

Donald Lebo, 51, of 1152 Oakhurst Drive, Slatington, is facing multiple charges filed against him by Slatington police after a high-speed chase at 4:49 p.m. Jan. 7 on Maple Spring Drive, Route 873 and Mountain Road in the Slatington area.

Police said he is charged with driving under the influence, fleeing or attempting to elude police, reckless endangerment, careless driving, reckless driving, driving while his license is suspended, financial responsibility, driving a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker, failure to drive at a safe speed, driving on the right side of a road, restrictions on alcoholic beverages and a seat belt violation.

Police said they attempted to stop Lebo for driving a vehicle while his operating privileges are suspended, but the man fled and a pursuit was initiated after which time he was taken into custody in the area of 4801 Mountain Road.

Police said he was arraigned before a magisterial district judge and committed to the Lehigh County Prison, Allentown, in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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