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Police: Man led chase from Hellam to Dover

Christopher Dornblaser
  • Police say a Harrisburg man led troopers on a chase from Hellam to Dover last weekend.
  • Juan Rivera, 23, crashed in Dover, police said.
  • He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.

A Harrisburg man allegedly led a state police trooper on a chase starting from Route 30 in Hellam Township and ending in Dover, according to police.

State police say a driver, Juan Carlos-Jome Rivera, sped away in his car after a traffic stop on Route 30 and led the trooper west on Route 30, then north on Route 74, before crashing in Dover.

Rivera led police on a chase for 13 miles, police said.

Rivera, 23, of 2739 N. Fifth St., is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude officer and more than 50 summary traffic violations.

Pulled over: State police pulled over Rivera, who was driving a black 2005 Acura Integra, about 3:30 a.m. June 10 after Rivera had made a lane change without using a turn signal, court documents state.

Rivera was pulled over at the Hellam exit on Route 30 west, and the trooper approached his car and asked him for his license, registration and insurance, police said.

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Rivera moved his hands around the vehicle "in an apparent attempt to look for them," court documents state.

The trooper asked Rivera if the car was in neutral, and Rivera then accelerated forward, which caused the trooper to run back to his car and chase him, according to police.

Juan Rivera

Rivera turned off his headlights, and nearly struck two vehicles as he was changing lanes during the chase, documents state.

Police say he was clocked going 117 mph in a 55 mph zone between the Hellam and Mount Zion exits. He then continued going that speed through the intersection of Route 30 and Sherman Street, which is a 40 mph zone, documents allege.

He also went through a red light at the intersection of Route 30 and Tornita Street and the intersection of Route 30 and the off ramp for Route 74 in West Manchester Township, documents state.

During Rivera's trip on Route 30, he made 25 lane changes without a turn signal, according to police.

Route 74: While on Route 74, Rivera continued going above the speed limit, documents state. Police say he was clocked going 90 mph in a 25 mph zone in Dover.

Rivera tried to turn right onto Sky Top Road, but he lost control of the car and crashed into a berm on the south side of the road, charging documents allege.

He was then removed from the car and taken into custody, according to police.

Rivera's registration was for a 1993 Honda, and the Acura he was driving was not insured, documents state. Additionally, police say Rivera was not insured.

Rivera's license was suspended, according to court documents.

He was arraigned on the charges that night, and was remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. July 6 at District Judge Robert Eckenrode's office.

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