Maryland men charged in police chase that closed I-83
Two Maryland men have been charged in relation to a police chase that left a southbound stretch of Interstate 83 in York County closed for hours on Saturday, Aug. 19.
State police in York were requested to assist in finding a vehicle used to flee an armed robbery in Harrisburg on Saturday afternoon, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania State Police.
Jason Beau Moody, 42, of Owings Mills, and Derron Terrance Burston, 38, of Baltimore, each were charged with multiple counts including reckless endangerment and tampering, according to state police. Burston also was charged with DUI and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.
Newberry Township police located the vehicle, a red 2012 Honda Accord, on Limekiln Road in Fairview Township, and after they attempted to stop the vehicle, a chase ensued, police said.
The pursuit prompted state troopers to use spike strips to stop the vehicle, according to the release.
Moody and Burston were arrested at Exit 8 on I-83 South.
A stretch of the interstate was shut down for several hours because of the incident, the release states.
State police are still investigating the chase, while Harrisburg City Police are investigating the robbery.
Calls to the Pennsylvania State Police public information officer had not been returned as of 6 p.m. Sunday.