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Posted on: January 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Wadsworth Woman Arrested for DUI, Scott’s Law Violation After Crashing into Squad Car


Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Wadsworth woman for DUI and a Scott’s Law Violation after she drove drunk into a squad car.

On January 15, 2020, at approximately 10:35PM, a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle.  That vehicle pulled over on eastbound Wadsworth Road just east of Delany Road, Wadsworth.  While the sheriff’s deputy was speaking to the violator, the deputy had their emergency lights on the squad car active.

As the sheriff’s deputy was speaking to the traffic violator, a 2013 GMC Acadia, driven by Corey L. Kirschhoffer, 47, of the 39800 block of North Mauser Drive, Wadsworth, struck the rear-end of the squad car.  Fortunately, nobody was injured during the crash.  

Sheriff’s deputies determined Kirschhoffer was driving under the influence of alcohol.  She was arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail.  Kirschhoffer was subsequently charged with:

Two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol (misdemeanors)

Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle (Scott’s Law)

Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident (traffic infraction)

Kirschhoffer remains held in the Lake County Jail pending an initial court hearing this morning.  

All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  

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