State police: Man led police on 25-mile chase

Christopher Dornblaser

State police say a Lancaster County man led them on a 25-mile chase Tuesday morning, causing them to use a rolling roadblock and six troopers to take him into custody.

Carl Dawson McVey Jr., 50, of 7525 Conowingo Road, Quarryville, is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police, resisting arrest and receiving stolen property, among other summary traffic charges, according to charging documents.

Police say about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, in the area of Glen Avenue and East Main Street in York Township, McVey was seen driving a red Harley-Davidson motorcycle with an expired and stolen registration belonging to a Suzuki motorcycle. When the trooper turned on his emergency lights and sirens, McVey sped south on Route 74.

During the 25-mile-long pursuit, McVey drove at speeds of up to 100 mph and drove into the oncoming lane of traffic to avoid a police vehicle, among other traffic infractions, documents state.

The chase went two miles into Lancaster County after crossing the Norman Holtwood Bridge, and a rolling roadblock consisting of three cars was used to stop McVey, police said.

Six troopers were needed to place McVey under arrest because he was actively refusing to place his hands behind his back after several repeated commands to do so, documents state.

While in custody, police say, McVey admitted he found the license plate on the side of Route 272 near Wakefield and placed it on his motorcycle. He also admitted the motorcycle he was driving was not registered and he was not insured, police said.

McVey remains in York County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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