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John Roberts charged in high-speed police chase

Man leads police on high speed car chase

TAMAQUA, Pa. - Police in Schuylkill County say a man led them on a high-speed chase with his young son in the car.

Officers say they responded to John Roberts' home on Washington Street in Tamaqua on Monday for a domestic dispute, when they noticed a boy yelling for help in the back of a car.

Officials say Roberts took off in that car, with his 8-year-old son in the back seat.

Police say he was able to evade the officers for a while, dropped his son off at home, then took off again.

Investigators say the chase ended with Roberts crashed into a tree.

He's now facing a list of charges.

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