Cops say man reached speeds of 120 mph with baby in car
Allentown, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man faces charges of fleeing police and child endangerment after police say he led them on a seven-mile chase that reached speeds of more than 120 mph, with an 8-month-old baby in the vehicle.
The Express-Times of Easton said 44-year-old Jesse Lee Shaw Jr. of Allentown was arrested early Friday morning and jailed on $25,000 bail.
State police say Shaw told them he fled because his license was suspended and he didn’t want to go back to jail.
Police say he drove through a truck stop and drug store parking lot before speeding away, sometimes in the opposing lane of traffic and through a red light.
Police say the vehicle became airborne and bottomed out, eventually becoming disabled. He was arrested after a brief foot chase.