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Motorcyclist leads police on high-speed chase

December 14, 2018

While police were searching for a robbery suspect in Somerset Thursday, a Markleysburg man led troopers on a high-speed motorcycle chase.

State police said Anthony Dylan Myers, 26, Main Street, was passing vehicles on the right shoulder while traveling north on Route 601 while troopers were searching for a suspect in two Maryland bank robberies. When police attempted to stop Myers, he fled, driving in excess of 95 mph on Route 601 at Route 985. Myers then turned onto Route 30 toward Westmoreland County. Police said he weaved in and out of traffic at speeds in excess of 120 mph.

He made a U-turn near Route 711 and continued to flee on Route 30 eastbound. He eventually stopped at the intersection of routes 381 and 30 in Westmoreland County, police said.

He was arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude police, registration and certificate of title required, motorcycle registration plate, classes of licenses, required financial responsibility, meeting vehicle proceeding in opposite direction, operating motorcycles on roadways land for traffic, driving vehicle at safe speed and maximum speed limits. He was in the Somerset County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:50 a.m. Tuesday before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset.

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