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Boyfriend chase leads to crashes, then arrest

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer | 5/2/2014

WILLIAMSBURG — It wasn’t exactly demolition derby. But it was close.

Kevin Hartpence didn’t like what he saw in his rearview mirror.

WILLIAMSBURG — It wasn’t exactly demolition derby. But it was close.

Kevin Hartpence didn’t like what he saw in his rearview mirror.

The 31-year-old Williamsburg man called the Franklin County 911 dispatch center to report he was being chased by his girlfriend Sidney Hansen. The 18-year-old Quenemo woman was bearing down on his dark-colored sport utility vehicle with her 1998 Buick LeSabre.

The pursuit began around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in front of a residence in Williamsburg after the two had been in an argument, according to a Franklin County Sheriff’s Office report. The chase lasted for about 15 minutes — winding through rural Franklin County before ending in Williamsburg, the report said.

During the chase, Hansen wrecked her LeSabre twice — once in the 1300 block of Alabama Road when the vehicle struck a guard rail, and again at the intersection of Ellis Terrace and Alabama Road when the car went into the ditch and struck a fence post, according to a sheriff’s report.

Unharmed, Hansen remained behind the wheel and returned to Williamsburg, where the dented LeSabre was stopped by Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies in the 100 block of West William Street, the report said.

Hansen was arrested by sheriff’s deputies at 8:13 p.m. Wednesday and charged with two counts of reckless driving and two counts of leaving the scene of the accident in connection with the two wrecks, the report said.

She remained in the Franklin County Adult Detention Center, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, Friday afternoon, awaiting a court appearance.

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