Man Fled Officer, Drove Recklessly Through Springtown, Police Say

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A Dublin, Bucks County man is facing charges after police say he allegedly fled an officer who tried to stop him and drove recklessly through the village of Springtown early Friday.

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Credit: Springfield Township Police Department

Matthew L. Sheppleman

In a post published on their Crimewatch site, Springfield Township Police said Matthew L. Sheppleman, 33, was the driver of a vehicle “that sped off at a high rate of speed after an officer from the Springfield Township Police Department activated the red/blue lights and siren of his marked patrol vehicle.”

“The officer followed Sheppleman and his passenger through the village of Springtown and ultimately stopped them in a driveway on Pleasant View Road,” police said, adding that Sheppleman was then arrested on site,¬†arraigned by District Judge Jean Seaman and remanded to Bucks County Prison.

According to court records, Sheppleman was incarcerated at Bucks County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $75,000 bail as of Friday afternoon.

He is charged with Felony 3 fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, reckless driving and exceeding the maximum speed limit by 24 mph.

A preliminary hearing for Sheppleman is scheduled for Feb. 14 at 10:45 a.m. before District Judge Gary Gambardella, according to court records.

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