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2 taken into custody after police chase in Reading

READING, Pa. - A state police vehicle was hit and two people were taken into custody after a police pursuit Tuesday in Reading.

An officer witnessed a jeep commit a traffic violation on Route 422 westbound and conducted a traffic stop. The officer found the driver of the jeep, Keith Correll, of Wernersville, had a warrant for resisting arrest. 

Police say while waiting to confirm the warrant, the jeep took off. 

The jeep was located by a trooper on Route 12 between the 5th and 11th Street Exits. Police say Correll drove through the parking lots of CVS and Wawa at high rates of speed in an attempt to elude officers. The jeep then drove to a grassy area at the Wawa at 11th and Rockland Streets. 

Before getting out of the jeep, Correll put it in reverse and struck the front end of a police car.

Correll and Daniel Monderewicz, of West Lawn, who was also in the jeep, fled the vehicle. They were captured after a short foot pursuit. 

Correll is facing charges of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, recklessly endangering another person, unsafe movement/pass on right, disregard traffic lane and careless and reckless driving. He is currently being held in Berks County Jail unable to post $15,000 bail.

Monderewicz is facing charges of use/possession of drug paraphernalia and false identification to law enforcement officer. He is also being held in Berks County Jail unable to post $5,000 bail.

The scene was cleared and vehicles were towed away by 1 p.m. 

There were no injuries. 


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