BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — A Forks Township police officer accused of leading state police on a four-county chase at up to 126 mph is suspended without pay.
Chairman David Hoff of the Forks Township supervisors has confirmed Officer Ernest Fimiano Junior's suspension, saying Wednesday the supervisors were notified via e-mail from Police Chief Glenn Dorney.
Officials say three state police cruisers chased Fimiano through Union, Northumberland, Montour and Columbia counties before one pulled the off-duty officer over on Interstate 80 near Berwick about 2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14.
The 43-year-old Fimiano is charged with drunken driving, speeding, careless driving and reckless driving.
Pa. cop suspended after 4-county, 126 mph chase