09 December 2022- A Chambersburg man is behind bars today after allegedly leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a three state chase at 3 in the morning. David R Bishop is behind bars on $250,000 bail after being charged with felony eluding an officer, misdemeanor DUI, misdemeanor resisting arrest, and six summary traffic offenses. These are only the charges pressed against Bishop in Pennsylvania. Bishop has not been brough up on charges in Maryland and records from West Virginia are unavailable.
Around 3:20am on December 9th, Pennsylvania State Police dispatch received a call from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department that Sheriff’s Deputies were in an active vehicle pursuit traveling northbound on I-81 through Hagerstown, MD. The car was a 2014 GMC Yukon with a Pennsylvania Registration that was traveling at a high rate of speed. Deputies allegedly tried to pull the vehicle over for traffic violations but “ran an officer” off the road.
PSP found the vehicle near mile marker 5.0 on I-81 in Franklin County, trailed by a number of Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department cruisers. Spike strips were deployed effectively on the vehicle around 3:40am on 81NB but the car failed to stop and continued on the highway, still at a high rate of speed.
Around mm 6.7 the vehicle was still traveling down 81NB when it was spotted by PSP Trooper Joshua Dunkle. Trooper Dunkle managed to execute a successful PIT maneuver on the GMC Yukon and disabled it. PSP Troopers and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputies converged on the car, with the sole occupant David Russell Bishop being ordered to exit the vehicle. Bishop allegedly refused arrest and was forcefully put in handcuffs.
After Bishop was taken into custody, police allegedly found an open flask in the drivers side door card. Bishop himself also allegedly smelled very strongly of alcohol and was transported to Chambersburg Hospital for a blood draw.
Bishop is behind bars on $250,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for December 20th.
Sources: Incident Number: PA 2022-1573040, Docket Number: MJ-39303-CR-0000103-2022