York City man allegedly took family on I-83 police chase

  • Police say Koran Culver had a family in his car when he led police on a high-speed chase over the weekend.
  • Culver, 23, is accused of running out of the car after it was stopped.
  • Police say Culver had marijuana in his socks.
  • He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

A York City man led police on a chase on Interstate 83 over the weekend and brought a family of four along for the ride, according to police.

State police say Koran Antonio Culver was giving a man and his family a ride at speeds of more than 105 mph when he began fleeing from police.

Culver, 23, of the 600 block of East Philadelphia Street, is charged with drug possession with intent to deliver, fleeing or attempting to elude officer, DUI, recklessly endangering another person and summary traffic violations.

Koran Culver

Chase: About 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, Cpl. Brian Torkar was on I-83 northbound near the Shrewsbury Township exit when he saw a silver SUV pass him going about 100 mph, court documents state.

Torkar tried to pull over the vehicle near Exit 10 after he put his lights and sirens on, but police say the vehicle didn't stop.

Torkar pulled alongside the vehicle, shined a spotlight on the driver and told him to pull over, documents state. Culver, later discovered to be the driver, hit the brakes in an attempt to have Torkar pass him, police said.

Torkar got behind Culver again, and Culver continued fleeing at a "high rate of speed," charging documents state. 

Culver got off the highway at Exit 14 and turned left, going west in the eastbound lane on Leader Heights Road, police said. He then did a sudden U-turn, then swerved to the right, according to police.

He  entered the northbound I-83 exit ramp he had just come up, traveling south, court documents state. Culver nearly struck a vehicle before turning to go northbound on I-83 from the ramp, police said.

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Got out: Torkar followed Culver on I-83 and bumped into Culver's car, causing it to spin out, court documents state. Torkar put the front of his car against the driver door of Culver's car, but police say Culver climbed over the passenger in his car.

From there, police say Culver climbed a concrete wall and scaled a chain-link fence while troopers called out for him to stop.

Another trooper found him lying face down in the snow in a wooded area, with his socks and shoes off, court documents allege.

A pair of socks were found nearby which police say had several bags of marijuana in them. 

According to court documents, a man, woman and two children were inside Culver's car during the chase. Police say Culver was giving the family a ride when the pursuit happened, and those in the car continuously told Culver to stop.

Police say Culver alsowas smoking marijuana while driving.

Culver was taken to York Hospital, and police say he refused to have his blood drawn. He was taken to central booking, where he was arraigned Monday, Dec. 11.

Earlier charges: In April, Culver was charged with aggravated assault of a person younger than 6, attempted simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child. York City Police allege he broke an infant's arms in September 2016.

The victim's mother told Culver to put her child to sleep, and when she heard him crying downstairs, she found her child wrapped in a blanket with his arms in a "handcuffed" position behind his back, charging documents state.

Police say Culver asked the woman not to call authorities. Charging documents do not state Culver's relationship to the child.

His case has been sent to county court, but a trial date has not yet been set.

After his arrest Sunday, he was sent to York County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail. He does not have an attorney listed.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 10 at District Judge Laura Manifold's office.

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