On June 5, 2021 at roughly 11:23pm NHPD officers had been on routine patrol within the space of West Principal Avenue and South Shirk Highway (Earl Township). Officers noticed a bike that had a registration plate obstructed. Officers tried to cease the motorbike, nevertheless it fled. Speeds reached in extra of 100mph. Officers discontinued following the motorbike, nevertheless it was later noticed once more. Officers tried to cease it as soon as once more, nevertheless it traveled by means of a number of backyards within the space of Mentzer Highway (New Holland Borough). Officers once more discontinued following the motorbike.
At this level officers had been in a position to establish the rider as Derek Lawson (age 23 of Ephrata). They found that Lawson had 2 lively warrants for DUI and Easy Assault. It was additionally found that his driver’s license was suspended on account of a previous DUI. Officers situated Lawson and the motorbike, as soon as once more, a short while afterward North Shirk Highway (Earl Township). Officers tried to cease him. He wrecked the motorbike on Division Freeway and fled right into a subject. He was discovered by officers after a short search. After being arrested he was discovered to be in possession of a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine.
Lawson was charged with the above offenses and transported to Lancaster County Central Reserving to await arraignment. He was later dedicated to Lancaster County Jail after failing to publish $100,000 money bail.
Lawson is presumed harmless.