A late-morning, high-speed pursuit in the city Tuesday ended with the capture of motorist Kevin David Lund, 23, of 1406 Memorial Ave., who was driving with a suspended license for at least the ninth time, city police said.
Lund was caught about 11:50 a.m., hiding in some bushes in the 400 block of Lycoming Street, where he had pulled the Ford Mustang he was driving into a private drive.
Lund was charged by Patrolman Aaron Levan with fleeing police, three counts of recklessly endangering and one count each of reckless driving, careless driving and driving with a suspended license.
The pursuit began in the 1400 block of Memorial Avenue where Levan spotted a Mustang being driven at a very high rate of speed. The driver also squealed the car's tires, police said.
The officer activated his cruiser's emergency lights and siren, but the driver paid little attention to him. The pursuit continued on numerous streets, including Louisa Street, Rural Avenue and Walnut Street and traveled through hospital, school and construction zones.
As the pursuit neared Center City, a number of officers at police headquarters jumped into cars and joined in, eventually leading to the driver's apprehension near Lycoming Street. Lund already has been convicted eight times of driving with a suspended license, police said.
Following his arraignment before District Judge James Carn, Lund was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.