York man accused of fleeing from deputies

YORK – Gavin Prince, 20, of York, has been formally charged in a case where he is accused of fleeing from York Police officers, leaving the scene of an accident and willful reckless driving.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and a jury trial has been set for the fall.

According to court documents, a deputy with the York County Sheriff’s Department was on regular duty when he saw a car without license plates on West 25th Street in York. The deputy said he could hear the vehicle increase speed and he followed. The deputy alleges Prince was driving 105 mph in a 45-mph zone. He tried to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle turned and continued to flee.

It is alleged the vehicle was traveling at 101 mph in a 45-mph zone. The deputy followed. The deputy also says the driver, Prince, lost control at some point and crashed into an electrical box and a mailbox in the area of W. 19th Street and N. Division Ave.

The deputy’s affidavit says the vehicle was high-centered and the sound of the vehicle was that the driver was attempting to leave, but the vehicle was stuck.

The deputy says in the affidavit he approached the driver’s side door and commanded Prince to show him his hands. The deputy attempted to unlock the door, but it was locked. Once the deputy could get the door open, he arrested Prince.

Court documents indicate Prince allegedly told the deputy, “I panicked, I knew I didn’t have in-transits or insurance.”

 

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