New Castle Man Faces Numerous Charges After Allegedly Fleeing DUI Checkpoint At High Speed

July 7, 2014
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A New Castle man was to be charged with several counts after he allegedly fled a DUI checkpoint at an extremely high speed early Sunday morning.

State Police officials in Jackson Center say 30 year-old Matthew Schleh raced through their checkpoint in  Pine Township outside of Grove City at about 100 miles per hour at 12:15 AM Sunday.  Reports indicate that six troopers and a Mercer County public safety director were forced to scatter for safety.

Police say they halted Schleh’s vehicle about a half-mile away by using “stop sticks.”  Schleh was reportedly arrested at a Grove City Laundromat.

Charges are to include multiple counts of aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment.

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