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Police: Vehicle Nearly Hits Macungie Cruiser, Bringing Charges

Juvenile driving without headlights and her three passengers receive various charges during recent traffic incident, borough police say.

If she was trying to impress her friends with her driving skills, she failed.

If she was trying nonchalantly to avoid police suspicion, those results weren't so good either . . . especially not without headlights.

Oh, and nearly striking a Macungie police cruiser in the process? That one would be way down on the list of good ideas.

As a result of all of these, a 17-year-old female driver found herself in trouble early Jan. 5, according to Macungie police. In fact, there was enough trouble to go around for her three passengers to each find some of it before the episode ended.

Police said events began with the group drinking in the home of Alexzandra Gerhart, 21, at 110 E. Main St., Apt. 1B, in the borough. The four left, with the juvenile driving.

Police said they pulled the car over on W. Main Street about 1:30 a.m. when the officer noticed that the driver was distracted and operating without headlights. The juvenile's vehicle nearly struck the police cruiser, particularly drawing attention.

An investigation revealed that two underage passengers had been drinking alcohol, police said. They were Logan Vaughn Gerhart, 18, of 20 S. Schaeffer St., Allentown, and Corynn Alaine Murphy, 20, of 534 Tenth Ave., Bethlehem. They received citations.

Alexzandra Gerhart was charged with furnishing alcohol to minors, police said. She received a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Donna Butler of Emmaus.

As for the juvenile's driving skills, she received several unspecified citations, police said.

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