The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 10, 2013

Today's rave: Charges from high-speed chase

By Joseph White
The Associated Press

— MIFFLINBURG — The 34-mile high-speed chase of Leslie Ann Arthurs on Saturday racked up more than $20,000 in damages to four police cars, a number that easily could have been higher because a number of vehicles dodged Arthurs’ SUV during the chase through five Union County municipalities, according to court documents.

“We were worried for the safety of other drivers and pedestrians” traveling the many side roads and Route 15 north in Lewisburg, said Cpl. Daniel Embeck of the Milton Police Department, who along with Buffalo Valley Regional Police and Shamokin Dam Police aided state police in their pursuit of Arthurs, 29, of Sunbury.

Documents obtained Monday from District Judge Jeffrey Mensch offer more details into the events involving Arthurs, who is in the Union County Jail in lieu of $100,000 straight bond and facing 40 charges.

Eight of those charges are felonies; one each of criminal mischief for the Milton police cruiser Arthurs allegedly rammed from behind and three state police cruisers she allegedly hit while trying to evade capture.

Here are some thoughts from readers:

“If they had just gotten the license plate number. Instead of making that testosterone-charged high speed pursuit out of it. The taxpayers would not be paying for four cruisers that now need body work. Do you really feel any safer now?” – Joseph Stutzman

“I don't know why people run they eventually get caught anyway. They endanger other people's life's when they run.” – Retta Frances Nace Diehl

“Lady should've waited for GTA V to come out in a week...” – Seth Motter