Officials say a police chase led to the brief closure of I-95 on Monday and a drug bust after one suspect tried to dump pounds of marijuana.
Police say two state troopers stopped a vehicle on I-95 northbound Monday afternoon in Tinicum Township, Delaware County, Pa. The troopers spoke to the occupants, identified as 26-year-old Georgiette Davies of Maryland and Gary Miller, 33, of Washington DC.
After speaking with the officers, Miller allegedly grabbed the wheel and began to speed off. The two troopers went into their own vehicle and a pursuit ensued.
During the chase, police say the suspects sideswiped a car driven by a 32-year-old woman. The woman was not injured but the collision caused minor damage to her vehicle, according to investigators.
Police say the suspects finally stopped on I-95 northbound at I-676 in Center City Philadelphia. Miller then allegedly fled on foot onto Front Street as state troopers pursued. They then captured him after a short chase.
Police also say Davies exited the vehicle and threw a bag containing 8 pounds of marijuana over a guide rail. The marijuana was recovered and Davies was arrested.
Both Miller and Davies face several felony and misdemeanor charges, including drug possession.
I-95 northbound was closed briefly due to the police activity but quickly reopened.