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Additional charges filed in police pursuit case

By Staff | Oct 6, 2015

ELIMSPORT – More charges have been lodged against 32-year-old Cody Joe Dyer stemming from a state police pursuit that ended with his capture west of here in mid-August.

When he was apprehended, the Allenwood-area man was being sought on state police charges of allegedly stealing his girlfriend’s car twice and breaking into his mother’s home and pouring beer on her head.

More than a half a dozen new charges have been filed as a result of the brief high-speed pursuit on Route 44 that began at Ireland Road in Washington Township and ended near Vandyke Road at 11 p.m. on Aug. 18.

At the time, Dyer, of 268 Masser Road, was driving without a license, Cpl. Andrew Peters said in an affidavit. The license had been suspended because of prior DUI conviction.

During the chase, Dyer’s Toyota Corrolla rammed into the rear of a cruiser driven by Trooper Edward Shannon, moments after the trooper overtook the car in an attempt to execute what is known as “a rolling roadblock,” Peters said. Pursuing Dyer in another cruiser was Trooper Joshua Herman.

Moments after the troopers conducted a second maneuver, Dyer’s car became disabled and he was taken into custody.

Dyer admitted to “drinking a few beers and smoking some marijuana” earlier in the evening, Peters said. A marijuana joint was found in Dyer’s right pants pocket.

Blood tests later revealed that Dyer had marijuana in his system and that he had a blood-alcohol content level of .16, Peter said.

Jailed on the initial charges in lieu of $250,000, Dyer has now been arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on charges filed by Peters that included aggravated assault, recklessly endangering, fleeing police, resisting arrest, driving under the influence of intoxicants and a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He was recommitted in lieu of an additional $25,000 bail.