A Lancaster woman who called 911 for help while driving her minivan on Interstate 83 in York County is now charged with felony offenses for allegedly ramming police cruisers with her three children in her vehicle.
Dawn Marie Meadows called 911 about 9:40 p.m. Monday, asking for help because she believed she was being followed, according to state police.
Troopers in three cruisers caught up with Meadows in the southbound lanes near the Loganville exit, but she would not stop, police said. After several miles, troopers used their cruisers to box in her minivan on three sides, trying to force her into stopping, police said.
Instead, Meadows rammed the cruiser in front of her, moved into the left lane of an active work zone, then rammed a second cruiser that was beside her, police said.
Troopers eventually stopped the minivan at a lane closure to the work zone, which was near the Shrewsbury exit, according to police.
That's when troopers realized Meadows' children - two 4-year-olds and a 9-year-old - were in the minivan, police said.
Meadows, 29, is charged with aggravated assault, fleeing or attempting to elude police, endangering the welfare of children, driving under the influence and criminal mischief.