Macungie couple hoped to quit drugs but go out with bang

Macungie couple hoped to quit drugs but go out with bang

PHILADELPHIA - A Lehigh County couple on a three-day drug binge talked of quitting drugs but agreed to go out with a bang, allegedly stealing two police cruisers in two states.

Shayna Sykes and Blake Bills are heading to trial after a Philadelphia judge Monday upheld most of the Pennsylvania charges stemming from the high-speed chase.

The Macungie couple told police they had been using heroin and cocaine and sleeping on the street in Camden, N.J., before Bills allegedly stole an unoccupied cruiser to get warm.

Both expressed remorse for the wild March 5 chase, which was caught on videotape.

The victims include a Camden officer left with a broken leg, a Philadelphia pedestrian injured trying to move out of the way, and a truck driver left with an injured shoulder from a collision.

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