LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP – A 23-year-old Curwensville man will face charges after leading police on a pursuit Tuesday.
According to Lawrence Township police, an officer attempted a traffic stop on U.S. Route 322 near the Clearfield Mall due to the vehicle having an expired registration.
However, the driver reportedly fled on state Route 879 westbound at a high rate and through Hyde onto the Bailey Settlement Highway.
Police say the pursuit continued onto Morgan and Naulton roads until it ended on Laurel Run Road in Curwensville.
There, the driver was reportedly unable to avoid a township police unit, then tried to maneuver around it but couldn’t maintain control. He subsequently crashed into trees off the roadway.
Police were able to identify the driver and take him into custody. He was transported to the hospital and then to county jail.
Lawrence Township police were assisted by the Clearfield and Curwensville Borough police.