Car chase leads to charges against woman
BY RYAN ROBINSON, Staff Writer
A Washington Boro woman led officers on a wild car chase in February that resulted in a police cruiser being struck, police said.
Karon Hoover, 46, of Shultz Road, was taken into custody Friday on a warrant after charges were filed against her, Manor Township police said.
She was arraigned on charges of fleeing from or eluding police, DUI, accidents involving damage to attended property, traffic violations and driving on a suspended license.
Hoover was committed to Lancaster County Prison, but she was released Friday after posting $25,000 bail, according to a spokeswoman for District Judge Joshua Keller.
The charges are related to a Feb. 13 incident.
Township police Officer Brian Liddick tried to stop Hoover's Ford Mustang for speeding in the 1800 block of Columbia Avenue around 1 a.m., police said. But Hoover fled east on Columbia Avenue into Lancaster city.
After running several stop signs and going the wrong way on one-way streets, Hoover misjudged a turn onto Laurel Street and stopped near the curb, township police said. She backed up, struck Liddick's police cruiser and continued to flee.
A few blocks away, Hoover pulled into the backyard of a home in the 700 block of Lafayette Street, ending the four-minute vehicle chase, police said.
Hoover and her two passengers ran from the car, township police Chief Todd Graeff said.
Hoover was taken into custody near her car, police said. She refused an alcohol test, and she was released later the same day.
Police detained a 37-year-old Holtwood man but later released him without filing charges, Graeff said. Another male passenger got away and was not identified.
No officers were injured, Graeff said. The police cruiser had minor damage.