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Driver jailed after crash during police pursuit on Pa. Turnpike

A Georgia woman wanted for probation violations led state police on a chase that started in Caernarvon Township and ended with a crash in Chester County on Tuesday, police said in a criminal complaint.

Toni Burns-Mosely, 24, was committed to Berks County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail to await a hearing following arraignment Tuesday night before District Judge Dean Patton in Reading Central Court.

Burns-Mosely faces a litany of charges from state police. The most serious counts include fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, reckless driving, causing damage to another vehicle and marijuana possession.

According to investigators:

On Tuesday at about 12:30 p.m. a patrol officer saw a car traveling east on the turnpike near Morgantown Township at a high speed. The trooper activated his emergency sirens in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

The car, occupied only by a driver later identified as Burns-Mosely, came to a stop. But as soon as the trooper exited his vehicle, she fledy at speeds exceeding 100 mph while weaving in and out of traffic.

The trooper pursued the driver but lost sight of the vehicle. He then came upon a crash involving the Volkswagen and an unoccupied construction vehicle parked along the shoulder of the highway near the Downingtown interchange in Chester County.

Burns-Mosely exited the car and attempted to flee on foot but was taken into custody. Records show she was wanted for probation violations related to robbery and drug charges in Texas.

A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana.


Source: Berkshire mont

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