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Drunk Driver Crashes, Leads Officer on Chase, Police Say

According to Phoenixville Police, the man nearly hit several pedestrians during the pursuit.

A 25-year-old Phoenixville man is in Chester County Prison after police say he crashed into a car while intoxicated and then fled the scene, leading police on a car chase that devolved into a foot race the defendant eventually lost.

According to court documents, on February 10 at 12:15 a.m. a Phoenixville Police officer on patrol heard a loud screech in the area of Main Street and Prospect Street and saw a silver Hyundai rear end a car that was sitting at a stop sign.

The Hyundai peeled away from the scene and the patrol car followed it.

The officer activated its lights, but the Hyundai continued on, making a left on to Main Street and a right on to Church. The vehicle then made a left into Phoenixville Federal Savings—nearly hitting several pedestrians in the process—before its driver hopped out of the car and tried to run off. The chase was a short one.

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The driver of the Hyundai was apprehended and identified as Mynor Leonidas Lopez-Perez, 25. Lopez-Perez smelled like alcohol, slurred his speech, and had difficulty staying on his feet.

He was arrested and charged with fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, three counts of DUI, an accident involving damage to an attended vehicle, driving without a license, and careless driving. He faces preliminary hearing on February 14.

John February 13, 2013 at 09:21 PM
Harry, did you need to get your comment in before school is out ENABLER OF PEDOPHILE! You are right, the system is broke, because pedophile enablers like yourself can flee to mexico and have little or no recourse.
Ike February 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM
dOOUGIEE , WHAT is it with you and this race stuff? Noone said anything about it .Bigotry ???? DO YOU KNOW ANY OF THE Guatemalans ??? THE ONES I KNOW ,and i know alot , three families, which is like 30... But i talk to them alot , VERY NICE PEEPS , HARD WORKING, IN FACT I HAD OME PAINTING DONE. BUT THEY TELL ME THE TRUTH . MOST OF THEM DONT HAVE D.L.s They make a joke about having one from L.A. That most of the cops dont know what to do with them . They no speck english , but they do to me . Dougiee know it off with the race crap . Just because you didnt get your own way ,,Yo are starting to sound like REV . AL and Jesse. Soup grapes , dont mean you can call every thing racist. Dont join a club , just go to the nice bars we have in town.
Sam Walton February 14, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Hey...maybe he's short like me...can we be represented too ?
harry finster February 14, 2013 at 07:18 PM
the person above me is the fake harry finster
harry finster February 18, 2013 at 01:33 PM
that last comment was not me either

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