Following a dramatic police chase across multiple counties, Michael Willts, 29, of Williamsport was arraigned on May 16th, facing 17 charges, including Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Office and Endanging Welfare of Children.
The charges follow a chase that began when police attempting to pull Willits over near the intersection of Cemetary and High Street in Williamsport.  The attempted pull-over happened around 7:15AM.  According to the city police, Willits took off in his vehicle, leacing police on a chase that went 40 miles, reaching top speeds of 100mph. The chase finally ended in Sullivan County, in Hillsgrove.  Willits is alleged to have bene smoking marijuana at the time of the chase.  He also had his two children and two adults in the car with him.
Here are some key highlights from the court report:
Presiding Judge: Magisterial District Judge Christian David
Accused:  Michael James Willits, 29, of Williamsport
Arresting Officer Minier, Tyson
Preliminary Arraignment 05/16/2017 4:50 pm Magisterial District Judge Christian David Frey
Preliminary Hearing 05/23/2017 2:30 pm Magisterial District Judge Christian David Frey
Charges:
1 75 § 3733 §§ A F3 Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer 05/15/2017
2 18 § 4304 §§ A1 F3 Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense 05/15/2017
3 75 § 3802 §§ D1i* M DUI: Controlled Substance – Schedule 1 – 1st Offense 05/15/2017
4 35 § 780-113 §§ A31I M Marijuana-Small Amt Personal Use 05/15/2017
5 35 § 780-113 §§ A32 M Use/Poss Of Drug Paraph 05/15/2017
6 18 § 2903 §§ A M2 False Imprisonment 05/15/2017
7 18 § 2902 §§ A1 M1 Unlawful Restraint/ Serious Bodily Injury 05/15/2017
8 75 § 3736 §§ A S Reckless Driving 05/15/2017
9 75 § 3736 §§ A S Reckless Driving 05/15/2017
10 75 § 3736 §§ A S Reckless Driving 05/15/2017
11 75 § 3736 §§ A S Reckless Driving 05/15/2017
12 75 § 3323 §§ B S Duties At Stop Sign 05/15/2017
13 75 § 3323 §§ B S Duties At Stop Sign 05/15/2017
14 75 § 3323 §§ B S Duties At Stop Sign 05/15/2017
15 75 § 3323 §§ B S Duties At Stop Sign 05/15/2017
16 75 § 3323 §§ B S Duties At Stop Sign 05/15/2017
17 75 § 1786 §§ F S Oper Veh W/O Req’d Financ Resp 05/15/2017
Case Confinement:  Lycoming County Prison County Jail Unable to Post Bail 05/16/2017
Bail Amount:  Monetary $150,000.00
You can read the full court report here.
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