A Harrisburg man who allegedly fled from police at a high rate of speed and went the wrong direction on a one-way ramp to Interstate 83 has been charged, police said.
Michael Yingling Jr., 35, of Susan Road, is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police, reckless driving and speeding, Fairview Township Police said.
According to police, township Officer Pietro Picciurro clocked Yingling going 82 mph in a 65 mph zone on I-83 southbound about 8:30 a.m. Thursday. When he tried to pull over the red Pontiac, Yingling swerved between lanes and left the highway at the Lewisberry exit at a high rate of speed, police said.
With Picciurro in pursuit, Yingling drove around a restaurant parking lot, then fled south on Yorktowne Road and went the wrong way down the one-way I-83 ramp, according to police.
At that point, Picciurro felt the pursuit was becoming dangerous and ended it, police said -- but not before getting a good look at the Pontiac's driver and taking down a partial license-plate number. A witness later told officers that after the chase ended, the driver headed south on I-83, police said.
About 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Picciurro tracked down Yingling at the northern York County pharmacy where he works and arrested him, police said.