York City man allegedly crashed car in chase

Christopher Dornblaser, 505-5436/@YDDornblaser
  • Police say a York City man crashed his car after a chase early Sunday morning.
  • Jorge Hernandez, 38, fled on foot after crashing, police said.
  • Hernandez remains in York County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.

A York City man lost control of his vehicle during a chase that went into York Township early Sunday morning, according to police.

York Area Regional Police say Jorge Hernandez, 38, was going about 80 mph in a 45 mph zone while authorities pursued him. 

Hernandez, of 800 King St., is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude officers, DUI and summary traffic offenses, documents state.

Jorge Hernandez

Allegations:  About 2 a.m Sunday, Springettsbury Township Police contacted York Area Regional Police, saying a gold Pontiac Grand Am was swerving all over the road and refusing to yield, according to charging documents.

Springettsbury police said the car was going 80 mph in a 45 mph zone and that they were ending the chase.

A York Area Regional officer parked at Cape Horn Road and Belle Road, and soon the vehicle passed the officer, going fast, documents state. The officer turned on his car's lights and sirens and pulled out behind the Grand Am.

The vehicle, later discovered to be driven by Hernandez, continued south on Cape Horn Road toward Red Lion, even after the emergency lights and sirens had gone on, police said.

The vehicle continued to reach speeds of 80 mph in the area of Cape Horn Road and Holtzapple Road, according to charging documents.

The officer stopped following the car near Cape Horn Road and Vista Drive, but Hernandez continued going south, police said.


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It was there that Hernandez allegedly lost control of the vehicle, court documents state.

Hernandez's car went over the double yellow line, struck a bank and crashed in the area of Cape Horn Road and Indian Springs Road, police said.

Hernandez and a passenger exited the car and fled on foot, according to charging documents. The two were asked to stop, and the passenger fell to the ground, court documents state.

Hernandez continued on foot, though police say he didn't make it far. He ran to the rear of a residence, where two other officers found him and took him into custody, according to charging documents.

Hernandez was remanded to York County Prison on Sunday morning in lieu of $10,000 bail.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. May 9 at District Judge Scott Laird's office. It is not clear if the passenger is charged.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.