CHALKHILL, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – Authorities say a drunken driving suspect who was chased by police from Maryland into Pennsylvania identified herself as Hillary Clinton.
Pennsylvania State Trooper Robert Politowski says the woman he arrested early Tuesday is actually 36-year-old Holly Lynn Donahoo, of Louisville, Kentucky.
She was being chased by sheriff’s deputies from Garrett County, Maryland, and Maryland State Police when she drove into Wharton Township, in Pennsylvania’s Fayette County.
“State Police in Maryland and Garrett County Sheriff’s Department out of Maryland, they needed assistant for an active pursuit that was coming into Pennsylvania,” said Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Robert Broadwater.
Politowski joined the chase and used spike strips to flatten Donahoo’s tires.
After battling officers and finally getting handcuffed, law enforcement asked Donahoo for her name.
“She identified herself as Hillary Clinton,” said Trooper Broadwater.
Police say she made the claim repeatedly.
Donahoo was taken to a hospital, where police say she refused drugs and alcohol testing. She has been jailed on charges including driving under the influence and fleeing or eluding police.
State Police say it’s very lucky no one was hurt.
“It could have been very dangerous,” Trooper Broadwater said.
Donahoo doesn’t have an attorney. Her preliminary hearing is set for May 9.
She’s being held in the Fayette County Jail on $30,000 straight cash bond.
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