Police: Wanted Dover Twp. man flees from cops
A man wanted on warrants from other counties attempted to flee from state troopers after he was pulled over for a DUI earlier this month, according to police.
Nigel Paul Correa, 45, didn't make it very far before surrendering to authorities, according to court documents, which state he fled because of his warrants.
Correa, of the 4100 block of Bull Road, is charged with flight to avoid apprehension, DUI, disorderly conduct and summary traffic violations.
Incident: State troopers spotted Correa driving on Interstate 83 northbound near mile marker 20 about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, charging documents state. Police say Correa's vehicle, a Nissan Frontier, crossed over the white fog line twice. He also continued to drift within his lane before exiting at Route 30 westbound, officials said.
Trooper Thomas Wright pulled Correa over at the Motel 6 in Manchester Township, and he was found with glassy, blood-shot eyes and slurred speech, and he had the smell of alcohol on his breath, police said.
Correa identified himself and admitted to having four alcoholic drinks before driving, charging documents state.
Wright went back to his car to move it so Correa could do a field sobriety test, but Correa then took off on foot, and two troopers gave chase, officials said.
Correa didn't go far — about 50 feet — before surrendering to troopers, according to authorities. Police say he admitted to running because he has warrants.
He had active warrants from Cumberland and Northumberland counties, court documents state.
In Northumberland County, Correa faces charges of burglary, trespassing and theft from Upper August Township. Court documents state the incident happened in October 2015.
Correa was taken to York County's central booking unit for arraignment Oct. 7. As of Tuesday, Oct. 30, Correa remained in York County Prison on $10,000 bail.
He does not have an attorney listed. His preliminary hearing had been slated for Thursday, Oct. 25 at District Judge Jeffrey Oberdorf's office.
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