Senate approves legislation to increase penalties for people who evade arrest on foot
Under the proposal, violators fleeing for an underlying offense would face a third-degree felony if another person suffers serious bodily injury and a second-degree felony if someone dies as a result of the violation.
Senate Judiciary committee advances bill to increase penalties for people who evade arrest
The legislation sponsored by Sens. John Yudichak, I-Luzerne, and Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, came after Scranton police officer John Wilding fell to his death in 2015 while chasing three teenagers suspected of armed robbery.