Police say a man driving a dark Nissan Altima led them on a high speed chase from Lower Saucon Twp. into Bethlehem July 4.
Lower Saucon Twp. police officer Eric Marth was parked along the shoulder of Route 378 near Black River Road around 1:20 a.m. when he ran the registration of the Altima and found it had expired in March of 2011. He also found that the vehicle's owner, Laquan Marquise Knowlton, was driving with a suspended driver's license.
Marth pulled out onto northbound 378 to catch up to Knowlton's car, but Knowlton, 23, sped up and passed several cars on the left over the double line, police said.
Marth lost the vehicle around the area of Five Points.
Marth and a Bethlehem police officer found the car at the registered address of 484 Birkel Avenue in Bethlehem, parked along the curb. No one answered the door.
An arrest warrant was issued for Knowlton, and he was arraigned Saturday.
He was taken to Northamptom County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.
He's been charged with fleeing or attending to elude police officer, reckless driving, driving with a a suspended or revoked license, driving with an expired vehicle registration, operating a vehicle without official certificate of inspection, careless driving, overtaking a vehicle on the left, recklessly endangering another person and driving on roadways laned for traffic.
His preliminary hearing is set for July 23 at 10 a.m.