At about 3 a.m. on March 24, Pennsylvania police spotted a Honda Civic going 81 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. Authorities trailed the vehicle as it went south on Route 378 before it left the highway at the Center City exit. Although officers tried to initiate a traffic stop, the driver ignored the lights and a stop sign at the exit ramp.
A 64-year-old Pennsylvania woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs for the sixth time on March 10. Police in Pike County say that the woman was taken into custody in Milford after a concerned motorist called 911 to report a suspected impaired driver. After being processed, the woman was deemed unfit for presentment and passed to the Department of Corrections. She was later released after posting bail of $3,100.
Pennsylvania readers may be interested to learn that the founder of Theranos has been charged with massive fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the SEC, the company raised $700 million over several years through fraudulent means. Theranos had stated that its portable product could determine a person's health with the use of a few drops of blood. The company had also claimed that its device had been used in Afghanistan by the Department of Defense.
A Pennsylvania man is facing multiple felony charges in connection with a December car accident that sent four nuns to the hospital. The charges were announced by Delaware County authorities on March 1.
Pennsylvania fans of talk show host Steve Wilkos may be interested in learning the latest regarding the automobile crash that prompted a break in scheduled production of his Connecticut based show last month. After initially claiming to have been driving without prescribed eyeglasses, Wilkos has admitted to driving under the influence at the time of the incident.