A Kenyan man living in New Holland has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses after stealing a car and committing traffic offenses while at a high-speed car chase with police.
Jackson Ndungu, 31, is said to have taken a car from a residence in the 100 block of East Franklin Street around 10:15 in the morning without permission. The owner of the car reported it missing and officers spotted the vehicle while at a patrol.
When they tried flagging it down, Ndungu reportedly failed to stop prompting a high-speed chase in which he committed several traffic offenses. When police finally cornered him, he alighted and fled on foot before being captured.
Police also said that Ndungu gave them a false name and birth date, but police managed to identified him through his driver’s license. He was charged with fleeing from police, unauthorized use of a vehicle, two summary traffic offenses, fleeing an accident scene and giving false identification to police.
Ndungu has been sent to a county prison in lieu with a bail of $75,000.