Airville man allegedly struck woman with car door

  • State police say Jacob Taylor, 31, struck a woman with his car on Tuesday night.
  • Police say he also ran over the woman's foot and leg, and left without helping.
  • He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.

An Airville man is accused of striking a woman with his car door, according to court documents.

Police say Jacob Andrew Taylor, 31, was drunk when he backed his car up at a Chanceford Township residence, striking a woman with his open car door and then running over her foot.

Jacob Taylor


Taylor, of 1505 Woodbine Road, is charged with aggravated assault, DUI, simple assault, harassment and recklessly endangering another person, among other charges.

State police say Taylor drove to the woman's home because he was upset she wasn't returning his calls.

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Alleged incident: Police were sent to a residence in the 4700 block of Delta Road just before midnight Tuesday for a report of a woman being struck by a car, documents state.

The woman told police that she and a man were at the back of the residence when they saw a blue Subaru drive into the backyard and strike a clothesline pole, according to police.

She recognized Taylor's vehicle and went to check on him, documents state.

Police say she saw Taylor in the driver's seat and asked him what he was doing.

He gave her a blank stare and reversed the car to leave, documents state.

In doing so, police say, he struck the woman with the open car door, causing her to fall to the ground, partially underneath the car.  

Taylor put the vehicle in drive and ran over the woman's foot and leg before leaving the scene, documents allege.

Speaking with Taylor: Police went to Taylor's residence, where they say they found damage to the front bumper of his Subaru Impreza consistent with hitting the clothesline pole.

When officers spoke with Taylor, police say, an odor of alcohol was coming from him and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. 

He admitted to driving to the woman's home because he was upset she wasn't returning his calls, court documents allege. Police say he said he should never have driven there.

Taylor also admitted to hitting and running over the woman with his car as he attempted to leave, according to charging documents.

Police say Taylor left the scene without providing medical attention to the victim.

He told police he had had a lot to drink that night while at home but said he did not have anything to drink after returning from the woman's home, documents state.

Several empty Bud Light Lime beer cans could be seen in Taylor's residence, according to police.

Taylor performed a field sobriety test, and police say he showed "several signs" of impairment.

He was taken to central booking, where he agreed to have blood drawn, documents state.

Taylor was arraigned on the charges Wednesday morning and remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.

He does not have an attorney listed.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. July 26 at District Judge Laura Manifold's office.

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