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Woman charged with drugged driving leads police on chase

December 13, 2018 News Extra

Nancy Hinchberger of Lyndora, charged with attempting to elude police while driving on drugs in Butler Township.

BUTLER TWP — A police pursuit of an alleged drugged driver ended after a trooper intervened to immobilize the suspect's vehicle, authorities said.

Nancy A. Hinchberger, 51, of Lyndora was arrested following last week's incident in Butler Township and she's awaiting a hearing on felony and other charges.

Troopers were called about 2:15 a.m. Dec. 7 for a reported erratic driver in the area of Meridian and Benbrook roads, according to court documents. Police spotted the suspect's red Ford Explorer turn onto Greenwood Drive.

Trooper Travis Buckshire activated his emergency lights but Hinchberger didn't stop. The officer hit his siren.

The defendant is accused of turning left onto Route 422 and running a stop sign. The pursuit continued onto West Old Route 422.

Buckshire a short time later performed a Precision Immobilization Technician, commonly known as a PIT maneuver.

Find out what happened after the chase in Friday's Butler Eagle.