Philip Eshelman

Philip Eshelman

A motorcyclist had alcohol in his system when he led police on a high-speed chase on Route 30 Thursday morning, police said.

Philip Joel Eshelman, 20, of Manheim Township, sped through two active work zones on Lincoln Highway East and twice accelerated to speeds in excess of 100 mph as the chase continued onto the Route 30 bypass, according to a police affidavit.

The motorcyclist eventually pulled over near the New Holland Pike overpass when police caught caught up with him, according to the document.

No injuries were reported.

East Lampeter Township police Officer Nate Westerman had spotted the motorcyclist speeding west in the 2400 block of Lincoln Highway East at around 12:45 a.m., police said.

Eshelman allegedly did not yield to police’s emergency lights and a siren and accelerated through the work zones.

Police cited Eshelman with fleeing or attempting to elude police, reckless driving, driving under the influence-general impairment, DUI-minors and possession of alcohol as a minor.

Eshelman was arraigned at Central Booking and committed to Lancaster County Prison on $20,000 bail.

(Staff writer Ryan Robinson contributed to this report.)

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