Driver who escaped on foot after high-speed chase now in custody, police say

Posted: 12:10 AM EDT Jul 24, 2013

A driver who escaped police on foot after leading them on a chase through two neighborhoods in Northampton County last week is now in custody, officials said.

Mason M. Repsher was arraigned Wednesday afternoon for running from his car after pulling up in front of 3715 Kim St., Hanover Township, following a half-mile high-speed police chase about 12:50 a.m. last Tuesday, officials said.

The chase began when police tried to pull over Repsher after he ran a stop sign near Stoke Park Road and Lord Byron Drive in his gray 2003 Volkswagen Passat, officials said.

When Repsher took off on foot, police questioned four passengers in his car but no one would cooperate, officials said.

Police also looked for Repsher at his home at 1215 Stark Road, Hanover Township, but his parents said he was not there, officials said.

Repsher, 23, was charged with fleeing police, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, ignoring stop signs and driving with a suspended license and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $10,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 2:30 p.m. Aug. 26.