Hagerstown man arrested for failure to yield to police cruiser
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Hagerstown man was arrested early Saturday morning after he failed to yield to a marked Pennsylvania State Police cruiser and struck a power transformer in Chambersburg, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release.
Rudy Menard, 34, was charged with driving under the influence as well as fleeing and eluding after a short foot chase in the area of Woodstock Road and Powell Drive at 3:03 a.m., troopers said.
While failing to yield to a trooper with its lights and sirens activated, Menard’s vehicle went off the road and struck a power transformer at 2043 Powell Drive, which disrupted power to residents in the area, troopers said.
Menard kept driving along Powell Drive before going off the road again, striking a parked vehicle, troopers said. He then tried to run, but was quickly apprehended, troopers said.
After his arrest, Menard was found to be under the influence, troopers said.
Menard was taken to Franklin County Jail to be arraigned.
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