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Last updated: September 03. 2013 11:58PM - 2488 Views
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SALEM TWP. — A township man was arrested when he was found hiding in his parents’ bathroom after a motorcycle pursuit that involved speeds of 120 mph.


Police said they spotted Daniel Lee Slusser, 24, of Salem Boulevard, driving a 2011 Kawasaki at a high rate of speed near the Big B Restaurant on U.S. Route 11 at about 4:45 p.m. Monday.


Slusser failed to stop and passed a state police trooper near the Beach Haven Fire Hall on Route 11 at about 120 mph, 75 mph above the 45 mph speed limit, according to the criminal complaint.


Police allege in the complaint that Slusser illegally passed several vehicles in a no passing zone, and turned onto a dirt driveway, where he abandoned the motorcycle.


Police chased Slusser to his parents’ residence on Salem Boulevard, where he was found hiding in a bathroom.


Occupants of the house “were giving this officer a hard time as this officer had entered due to a hot pursuit,” the complaint says.


Slusser allegedly had an odor of alcohol and admitted to police he had been drinking. He was transported to Berwick Hospital for a blood test, police said.


Slusser was arraigned Tuesday by District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township on fleeing or attempting to elude police, flight to avoid apprehension, reckless driving, careless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding in excess of 65 mph above the posted speed limit and illegal passing. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000 bail.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Sept. 11.


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