High-speed chase on I-83 ends with crash near Route 30

York Dispatch
  • Kenneth Clark, Jr., of Levittown faces multiple charges after a high-speed chase on Sunday night.
  • Carlisle, Middlesex Township, Northern York County Regional Police and State Police were involved.

A Bucks County man was arrested Sunday night after leading multiple law-enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase that started in Carlisle and came to a halt on North George Street in York.

Kenneth Clark Jr., of Levittown, faces charges of domestic violence, aggravated assault, weapons violations, fleeing and eluding, numerous traffic offenses and drug possession, according to a news release from the Carlisle Police Department.

About 8:50 p.m., Carlisle Police responded to a domestic dispute involving a weapon, at which point the suspect allegedly fled from officers in a pickup truck at speeds in excess of 60 mph through the town, according to the release.

Kenneth Clark, Jr., of Levittown

Officers did not continue the chase, but an investigation found the suspect had brandished a weapon and threatened to shoot the victim and her son. Middlesex Township Police located Clark at a gas station and initiated a second pursuit, according to the release.

The suspect fled on Interstate 81 north at speeds of 120 mph, before traveling onto Route 581 east and then Interstate 83 south, where he attempted to ram a Pennsylvania State Police cruiser, according to the release.

After exiting onto North George Street, the suspect crashed the vehicle and fled on foot. Clark was apprehended without further incident by state troopers and Middlesex Township Police, with the help of Northern York County Regional Police and several other agencies, according to the release.