A man is facing charges for driving on the shoulder of a highway exit to beat traffic last week and then telling police he was in a hurry to get to see the mother of his children, officials said.
Newly Molina was stopped after a car chase that began when police saw him drive his white 1996 Toyota Camry over the white fog line, to the right of traffic on the 13th Street exit of Route 22 east around 3 p.m. Oct. 11, officials said.
The chase started at 13th and Wood streets and ended when Molina pulled into a parking space in the middle of the 100 block of South 15th Street, officials noted.
Molina, who identified himself as Tyler O'Brien, would not tell police why he refused to stop, only that he forgot his license and was in a hurry to "get his daughter to his babies mama," officials said.
Easton police officers on the scene knew Molina's true identity, however, officials pointed out.
Molina, 23, of the 1100 block of Butler St. in Easton, was arraigned on charges of giving false ID to police, fleeing police, driving with a suspended license and careless driving and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $7,500 bail, according to court documents.
A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 30.