Police: DUI woman ran over boyfriend, then fled scene

Liz Evans Scolforo

A Newberry Township woman remains in York County Prison, accused of hitting her boyfriend with her vehicle while intoxicated before fleeing the scene. Police allege he was trying to talk her out of driving because she was impaired.

Christine A. Kapp, 32, of 365 Pleasant View Drive, Lot 23, is being held on $50,000 bail, charged with aggravated assault, attempted simple assault, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment and harassment.

Christine Kapp

Newberry Township Police allege she struck Corey Conklin, 48. He was taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment, police said.

The allegations: Officers were called to the mobile home park where Kapp lives about 9 p.m. Thursday and were told Kapp had struck Conklin with her Honda Civic and left the scene, according to charging documents.

Conklin told officers he was at the passenger side of Kapp's car and was trying to stop Kapp from driving when she struck him with the car and ran over his left leg, documents state.

"Conklin was trying to talk her out of driving the car due to her intoxication, and with complete disregard for his life and safety, Kapp drove over him," her criminal complaint states.

He was transported to Memorial Hospital by ambulance, police said. Additional information about his injuries could not be obtained.

Less than two hours later, about 10:45 p.m., officers spotted Kapp's vehicle in a convenience-store parking lot in the 2200 block of Old Trail Road and found Kapp sitting in the driver seat, according to charging documents.

Sobriety tests: Kapp agreed to perform field sobriety tests, the results of which allegedly indicated impairment, documents state.

Also, an officer smelled alcohol and marijuana on her breath, documents allege.

Kapp refused to submit to a blood test, but police obtained a search warrant for her blood and got a sample that way, according to documents.

Investigators have not yet received the results of the toxicology test, police said.

Kapp's preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 13, according to court records.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.