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The intoxicated Allenwood man who led police on a high-speed chase spanning three counties recently was sentenced to Lycoming County Prison, court records stated.

Shawn Pysher, 26, was sentenced to three to 18 months less one day county jail for third degree felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts on December 5, 2019. He will receive 115 days credit for time served and is authorized for work release.

Pysher fled from police on August 18, 2018, in his 2006 Kia. He blew through a stop sign at the intersection of Second and Broad Streets in Montgomery, according to the August 31, 2018, affidavit by Montgomery Borough Police Patrolman Eric W. Winters.

Pysher then led police south on Route 405 at a high rate of speed through Northumberland, Union and Lycoming Counties, Patrolman Winters wrote.

His tire  reportedly was flattened after police deployed spike strips near the Armstrong Township overlook, but Pysher continued the flee from police into South Williamsport.

During the incident, Pysher struck two separate police cruisers. The chase ended when Pysher was forcibly pulled from his car, the affidavit stated.

Pysher also was intoxicated when the incident occurred, according to court records.

On September 13, 2019, Pysher pleaded guilty before Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts to one count each of third degree felony fleeing or attempting to elude officer, second degree misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person, and second degree misdemeanor resisting arrest. He also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

Pysher was sentenced to 12 months of concurrent probation for reckless endangerment and resisting arrest, according to court records.

He also was sentenced to a consecutive 30 days to six months county jail with authorization for work release, and 100 hours community service, for one count of ungraded misdemeanor driving under the influence, second offense.

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