WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, PA – A New Jersey man is facing multiple charges after authorities say he crashed a stolen box truck into several vehicles, including a police car, during a chase on I-78 in Pennsylvania early Sunday.
According to PennLive.com, police were pursuing 32-year-old Alonzo Gaffney of Jersey City, who allegedly stole a Peapod Giant grocery store truck shortly before 8 a.m. in Bethlehem Township.
Gaffney had slammed the truck into a number of vehicles by the time the chase began, police said.
After a pursuit that stretched through Route 22, Route 33 and then Interstate 78, a state police cruiser moved in front of the stolen truck to try and slow it down, according to investigators.
The truck hit the car twice before ending up in a grassy median, where state police say they pulled Gaffney from the vehicle in a “delirious state”. He was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem.
Among the charges facing Gaffney are aggravated assault, fleeing police, receiving stolen property, reckless endangerment, and driving under the influence. A judge has set bail for him at $100,000.
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