Two Arrested After Fleeing Police

FALLS CREEK – DuBois-based state police arrested two people after apprehending them following a chase on Thursday.

According to police a Kia Sportage was stopped on Interstate 80 at the 95.5 milepoint for traveling 86 miles-per-hour in a zone posted 65. Once the trooper approached the vehicle and asked the driver for his paperwork, the driver accelerated and fled the scene.

Tpr. David E. Kunz pursued the Kia, driven by Ronald Damon of Brattleboro, Ver., east down I-80, south on state Route 219 and west on SR 830. Damon and 31-year-old unnamed jumped out of the still-moving vehicle into a yard and fled on foot. The owner of the vehicle, Tammi Nightingale of Newport, New Hampshire, who was also a passenger, was taken into custody. Damon and the other man were taken into custody adjacent to SR 1015 in Washington Township, Jefferson County.

A small amount of marijuana was found in the vehicle and Nightingale was charged for possession of it. Damon was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, multiple counts of reckless endangerment trespassing by motor vehicle and 13 other traffic violations.

Both Damon and Nightingale were arraigned and placed in Jefferson County Jail.

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