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120 mph police chase near Clearfield, driver found DUI with meth


Clearfield County, PA – After a police chase reaching speeds of 120 mph, police arrested three people from Clearfield County. The driver is facing charges of fleeing and eluding, driving under the influence, possession of methamphetamine, and more.

It was just after 2 p.m. Monday when Lawrence Township Police attempted to stop a vehicle on Route 879 near Clearfield for an equipment violation. The driver, 25-year-old Tanner Alley from Curwensville, began to flee on Interstate 80 eastbound, reaching speeds of 120 mph. He eventually pulled over and was taken into custody.

During a search of the vehicle, police say they found crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Alley also had a suspended driver’s license for DUI, was under the influence of a controlled substance, and had numerous warrants for his arrest.

He was taken to the hospital for a legal blood draw and placed in the Clearfield County Jail.

Alley had three passengers in the vehicle, 47-year-old Joanne Greendoner and 32-year-old Apryl Knode, both from DuBois, and Chad Schwartz. Knode and Greendoner were found to be on probation and were taken to the jail. Schwartz was released from the scene at a later time.

Alley faces a felony charge of fleeing and eluding police. He’s also charged with misdemeanors for recklessly endangering another person, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and numerous traffic offenses.

Knode and Greendoner were charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A preliminary hearing will be scheduled for all three defendants.