OCEAN CITY — A New York City man faces 27 charges in Worcester County alone after a high-speed chase that began early last Saturday morning at the Inlet, included several blocks on the Boardwalk and ended when the vehicle broke down near Bethany Beach.
Around 1 a.m. last Saturday, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer witnessed a vehicle driving erratically in the Inlet parking lot. OCPD officers attempted to stop the vehicle, a white transit van driven by Michael Gallahad, 61, but he exited the Inlet lot onto South 2nd Street. At South 1st Street, Gallahad drove back onto the Boardwalk, causing several pedestrians to quickly move out of the way.
Gallahad continued driving north on the Boardwalk through pedestrian traffic before exiting at North Division Street. No injuries were reported during the segment of the chase on the Boardwalk. Gallahad then drove north on Baltimore Avenue with OCPD officers in pursuit, reaching speeds of over 60 mph at different times.