A man was arrested after allegedly fleeing the police in a car and on foot.
Zane Reagan, 21, of Bensalem has been charged with absconding or attempting to evade an officer, reckless endangerment, accident involving damage to a vehicle or property, reckless driving, ignoring lanes of traffic, reckless driving and related offenses. He was initially tried and released on bail of 10 percent of $10,000.
On Monday around 3:30pm Bristol City Police were alerted of a crash on Route 13 in the Veterans Highway area (Route 413). Both vehicles involved entered the Bristol Park shopping center, according to court papers.
When an officer asked a driver for the license, insurance, and vehicle information, the driver walked into his Nissan Altima and put the car on command. Police said the officer advised him not to leave, but the car drove off.
The officer started chasing Nissan and activated the emergency lights in her car. Police said Nissan failed to stop and set off on Route 13 south, reaching speeds of 100 mph.
Nissan hit the mid break along Route 13 near the intersection with Newportville Road and continued on. Police said one of the signs and grass on the center were damaged, leaving debris in the road.
Police said an officer spotted a Nissan parked in the parking lot of a pub not far on Route 13.
When an officer approached, the driver – identified as Reagan – fled on foot. Police said he went to Route 13 North and then onto Hillcrest Street.
Police said Reagan began undressing in temperatures of 28 degrees, leaving him to wear only track pants and sneakers.
Police said Reagan jumped over the fence and started running toward homes on Clover Street.
Police said an officer spotted Reagan lying on the ground in a plaza at Block 100 on Clover Street.
According to authorities, Reagan was taken into custody and taken to the police station.
Editor’s note: All individuals who are arrested or charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty. The story was compiled using information from the police and public court documents.
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