Curwensville, PA – A Curwensville man has been sentenced to state prison for fleeing from police after smoking meth.
24-year-old Chancellor Shaw pleaded guilty to felony counts of flight to avoid apprehension and fleeing or eluding police, along with other charges of recklessly endangering another person, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
He was sentenced to four months to two years in state prison, plus two years of consecutive probation.
The charges stem from an investigation in March in which police had been staking out a suspected drug house in the Goldenrod area of Clearfield County.
They spotted Shaw and attempted to pull him over along Route 879, but Shaw sped away at over 80 miles an hour, nearly colliding with other vehicles.
Shaw admitted to smoking meth before driving and also purchasing more meth at the suspected drug house.
His passenger, 20-year-old Romello Weber of Clearfield, was on probation and is facing lesser charges.
Shaw is not a stranger to the court system. In just the past couple of years, he has been the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week and has been arrested on charges of terroristic threats, drug use, and burglary.
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