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Woman arrested after high speed chase

By Staff | Sep 27, 2011

PICTURE ROCKS – A Shrewsbury woman was arrested after taking state police on a high-speed chase while allegedly intoxicated, according to court papers filed by Trooper Brandon Schrawder.

Kim Marie Hollenthoner, 53, of 1616 Highland Lake Road, sped from troopers when they signaled for her to pull over on Route 220, just outside Picture Rocks about 11:45 p.m. last Wednesday

Initially, Schrawder and his partner for the night, Douglas Hoffman, were ahead of Hollenthoner’s Volkswagen Jetta.

The woman pulled up behind the troopers and followed them very closely to their bumper for at least a half a mile, according to police.

After the troopers pulled over, Hoffman got out of the cruiser and signaled the Jetta driver to stop, police said.

However, the woman revved up the car’s engine and took off, passing the cruiser, police said.

The troopers pursued Hollenthoner through Tivoli and then north to the 1900 block of Highland Lake Road, where she pulled over.

Police said the troopers had to remove the woman by force from the vehicle because she refused to get out.

“A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected emitting from her. The woman’s eyes appeared to be glossy and bloodshot. When attempts were made to question her, she (started) screaming and swearing,” Schrawder said in an affidavit.

Arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, Hollenthoner was taken to the Muncy Valley to have her blood drawn.

Test results were not available.

She was taken before District Judge C. Roger McRae and arraigned on charges of attempting to elude police, driving under the influence of a intoxicants, disorderly conduct, reckless driving and six other summary traffic violations.

She was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.