SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — State police out of Somerset arrested a man who led them on an 8-mile “slow speed pursuit” on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The pursuit occurred around 10:00 p.m. Aug. 30, when troopers were alerted by another Troop T station about a reckless driver on the PA Turnpike, later identified as John Martin, 61, of Magnolia, Delaware.
According to the police report, Somerset patrol units spotted Martin in a Honda Ridgeline pickup truck around mile marker 105.5 through Lincoln Township. Troopers said he was driving 20 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour work zone and swerving in and out of lanes.
After an 8-mile “slow speed pursuit,” troopers said they were able to finally stop him with a PIT maneuver. He was taken into custody without incident.