Probation for passed-out Springettsbury driver using sexual aid

Liz Evans Scolforo

A Springettsbury Township man who was found passed out in a vehicle at a township intersection while utilizing a penis pump has been sentenced to probation.

Chad Kagen

Chad Michael Kagen, 39, of Meridian Lane, pleaded guilty Tuesday in York County Court to fleeing or attempting to elude police.

He was sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, according to court records. Common Pleas Judge Richard K. Renn also ordered the man to perform 35 hours of community service.

His defense attorney, Chris Ferro, declined comment Tuesday.

'Slumped over': Springettsbury 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 the scene found Kagen passed out in the driver's seat of a borrowed Volkswagen Touareg, with a penis pump in operation, court 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's website.

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

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.

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," court documents state.

Took off: 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 Dec. 22, records state. Police did not file a drunken-driving charge. Township Lt. Todd King has said that's because Kagen's blood-alcohol level wasn't tested.

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

2014 case: It was the second time in about 18 months that Kagen was accused of causing a police chase.

He was charged with fleeing police for a June 3, 2014, 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.

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