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Police Chase in Altoona Lands Roaring Spring Man in Jail


February 9, 2023

A Roaring Spring man is behind bars after leading police on a high-speed pursuit that began in East Freedom and ended with his capture in Altoona.

According to Freedom Township police, on Jan.31, at approximately 11 a.m., an officer on stationary patrol on the Roaring Spring exit off I99 spotted a vehicle driven by Ronald Yerty, 51, entering the interstate headed toward Altoona. According to the officer, he was familiar with Yerty and had just arrested him two weeks prior for operating a motor vehicle under a DUI suspended license.

The officer activated his emergency lights and siren and at...

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