An Alum Bank motorcyclist is facing felony charges after leading police on a high speed chase in May.
Chad W. Gohn, 31, of Alum Bank on July 2 was charged with a third-degree felony count of fleeing police, recklessly endangering another person and resisting arrest.
Gohn waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the charges on Wednesday.
State police said Gohn was observed driving his Suzuki GXSR motorcycle at a high rate of speed along William Penn Road, East St. Clair Township, about 12:45 a.m. May 27.
Police started to following Gohn’s motorcycle, which they said was driving up to 70 mph, as he turned onto Churchville Road and Bobs Creek Road.
When police activated the cruiser’s lights and siren, Gohn continued to accelerate, according to court documents. Police said the chase reached speeds of 119 mph as the motorcycle continued to pull away from the police vehicle.
The chase continued onto Reynoldsdale Road, Adams Run Road and eventually to Sawmill Road, where Gohn lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a grassy area, police said.
Gohn was arrested without further incident. It was determined Gohn was driving with a DUI-suspended license.
In addition to the felony and misdemeanor charges, Gohn was cited for more than a dozen summary offenses, including driving with a valid registration or insurance, driving with a suspended license, driving at an unsafe speed, careless driving, reckless driving and multiple other turning and lane violations.
Gohn is being lodged in the Bedford County Correctional Facility with bail set at 10 percent of $25,000.