A 23-year-old Manheim woman is charged with being intoxicated when her vehicle crashed into two pedestrians last month as she was leaving a bar/restaurant
On Friday, Manheim Borough police charged Ashley Claycomb, of Crystal Drive, with felony counts of hit-and-run and aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI. Claycomb also is charged with misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run and DUI, along with a summary violation for not notifying police about the Dec. 20 collision at Cat’s Meow, 215 Charlotte St.
Two pedestrians, a 32-year-old Harrisburg man and a 30-year-old Elizabethtown woman, were struck in the parking lot as Claycomb reversed her vehicle. The two pedestrians were pinned against another vehicle and eventually hospitalized. Claycomb fled after the 1:45 a.m. collision.
Witnesses provided police information on the driver. In turn, police obtained information on Claycomb’s vehicle and where she lived.
Police found Claycomb, shortly after the crash, at her Crystal Drive home. Testing revealed her blood-alcohol level to be .156 percent, nearly twice Pennsylvania’s legal limit for drivers.
Claycomb was taken into custody Friday afternoon, arraigned on the charges, and remanded to Lancaster County Prison on $25,000 bail.
Assistant District Attorney Christine Wilson approved the charges, filed by Manheim police Officer James Starr.
As for the victims, the woman sustained a hip fracture that required surgery; the man sustained a concussion and injury to his left leg.
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