On August 19th, 2020, at approximately 12:49 am, the police department was dispatched to the 200 block of East Coover Street for a hit and run crash. A witness called 911 after hearing a loud noise outside. Upon investigating the witness observed a vehicle leaving the area and a telephone pole that was struck. There was paint transfer on the pole and pieces from a vehicle laying on the sidewalk. Officers followed scrapes on the sidewalk and roadway, fluid from the striking vehicle, and other struck items, which created a path to where the vehicle involved in the crash was located. The owner of the vehicle was located at their residence. Upon making contact with the owner, Eagan was determined to be the driver of the vehicle and admitted to having been involved in the crash. Eagan was found to be intoxicated and was not safe to operate a motor vehicle. He was subsequently arrested and a preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.
James Eagan, age 28, 100 block of East Coover Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Charges – DUI, Accidents Involving Damage to Unattended Property, Duty to Give Information