An Ashland man remains in Schuylkill County Prison following a chase through the streets of Giradville last month that ended in an off-road location.
According to information from State Police-Frackville, this incident happened back on Oct. 28, a little after 2 a.m.
Police say troopers from the Frackville barracks were driving along E. Main St. in Girardville when they noticed a Jeep Grand Cherokee speeding by them.
When they turned around to follow that speeding Jeep, police say they temporarily lost sight of the vehicle but eventually spotted it again, “attempting to evade the Troopers,” according to information released by State Police.
As Troopers began to exit their vehicle to approach the Jeep, they say the driver – identified as 67-year-old Graham Hahn, of Ashland – put the vehicle in gear and drove away with its lights off.
Police gave pursuit of Hahn, who guided them through Guntown and eventually off-road, north of Rapp Rd.
Hahn’s Jeep struck a dirt embankment and had become undriveable. Police were able to take the driver into custody. In doing so, Troopers say they believed Hahn was intoxicated in some form and had a controlled substance on him.
He was arraigned before District Magistrate Stephen Bayer, who remanded Hahn to Schuylkill County Prison on $10,000 bail, which has yet to be posted, according to court records.
A Preliminary Hearing before District Magistrate Edward Tarantelli is scheduled for Nov. 29. Hahn faces third-degree felony charge for fleeing or attempting to elude police and a host of misdemeanor charges on top of that.