Police: Driver fled after cops found him passed out with a sexual aid

Liz Evans Scolforo

A driver found passed out at a Springettsbury Township intersection while "utilizing" a penis pump fled from officers, prompting a brief chase, according to charging documents.

Chad Kagen

Chad Michael Kagen, 39, of 430 Meridian Lane in the township, faces a second-degree misdemeanor charge of fleeing or attempting to elude police, filed Dec. 22, according to court records.

He has not yet been arraigned and has a preliminary hearing set for Jan. 28, records state.

It's the second time in 18 months that he's been accused of causing a police chase.

Township officers were called to the intersection of Haines Road and Mount Rose Avenue shortly after 5 a.m. Dec. 13 for a report of a man slumped over the steering wheel, police said.

The first officer on scene found Kagen passed out in the driver's seat of a borrowed Volkswagen Touareg, with a penis pump in operation, charging documents state. A penis pump is a hand- or battery-powered apparatus considered one of the few treatment options for erectile dysfunction, according to the Mayo Clinic website.

The driver-side window was down, and the officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol, after which it took him "several minutes of yelling" to wake Kagen, documents state.

Was at a bar: Kagen turned off the SUV's ignition after being told to do so, and said he was on his way home from a York City bar, police said.

"(Kagen's) speech was slurred and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot," charging documents state.

As other officers arrived, Kagen "slowly reached for the ignition button and turned the vehicle back on," according to documents.

He was ordered to turn off the vehicle, but instead he put the Touareg in drive and took off at a high rate of speed, heading north on Haines Road, police said.

Police gave chase with lights and sirens activated but lost sight of the SUV on Kingston Road, documents state.

They filed the fleeing-or-eluding charge on Dec. 22, records state.

But they did not file a drunken-driving charge.

Springettsbury Township Police Lt. Todd King said that's because Kagen's blood-alcohol level wasn't tested.

"Without having him available to test, we could not charge him with a DUI," King said.

2014 case: Kagen was charged with fleeing police in 2014 for a June 3 incident at Kingston and Meridian roads, also in Springettsbury Township.

In that case, he was spotted doing about 50 mph in a 35 mph zone and took off when police tried to stop him about 2 a.m., court documents state.

Kagen was going so fast that the SUV he was driving "launched" after going over a speed hump, and police stopped the pursuit because it was unsafe, police said — but not before an officer got the plate number of the vehicle.

Police tracked him down that night, and Kagen told them "he began to have an issue with his IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and defecate while in the car. Kagen advised he did not want (officers) to stop him in that condition," documents state.

As part of a plea deal, the 2014 fleeing charge was dropped and Kagen pleaded guilty to a summary offense of careless driving, according to court records.

He could not be reached for comment Monday and it's unclear whether he has retained an attorney.

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