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Man facing more than a dozen charges after three-municipality police chase

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Sep 28 2012 10:12:55 PM CDT
BUSHKILL TWP., Pa. -

A man is facing more than a dozen charges, after being rescued from his car following an accident that brought a police chase through three municipalities to a sudden end, officials said.

Timothy G. Graves, 33, was pulled unconscious from his smoking Cadillac by police after he rammed his car into an embankment and landed in the front yard of a home at 5724 Sullivan Trail, Plainfield Twp., Northampton Co., at about 6:40 p.m. Thursday, officials said.

An open bottle of Bud Light was found on the front passenger side floor of Graves' car, they added.

Graves fled from police after he was caught speeding on Clearfield Road, near Heyer Mill Road, in Bushkill Twp., Northampton Co., and traveled 10 miles through Bushkill, Moore and Plainfield townships at speeds of more than 80 miles an hour before the chase ended, officials said.

Two times during the chase, Graves almost crashed head-on into police cars that were pursuing him, officials said.

Graves, of 152 South Spruce St., Nazareth, was arraigned on 15 charges, including fleeing police, DUI, reckless endangerment and driving with a suspended license, and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $25,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 5.