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Harrisburg man charged in crash that injured officer, bystander

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Christopher Slaughter (submitted) Christopher Slaughter (submitted)
Selina Martin Selina Martin
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Harrisburg man has been charged in an April 20 crash that injured a city police officer and a bystander in the 2400 block of N. 6th Street.

Christopher Michael Slaughter, 29, of the 300 block of Woodbine Street, was arraigned Thursday on two counts of aggravated assault, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, flight to avoid apprehension, escape, reckless endangerment and related charges, Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico announced today.

Slaughter has been jailed on a parole detainer since the crash that injured Officer Daniel Peiper and Selina Martin, a Harrisburg woman who was pinned under Peiper's overturned police SUV as she swept leaves from her sidewalk.

Peiper and Martin suffered multiple injuries and remain hospitalized at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Marsico said the incident began when two Harrisburg police officers saw Slaughter, who had warrants for his arrest, driving north in the 2300 block of N. 6th Street. When he committed a traffic violation, the officers stopped Slaughter's Lincoln SUV in the 2500 block of Lexington Street, but he took off at a high rate of speed as the officers approached.

Slaughter committed numerous traffic violations, including ignoring stop signs and passing in no-passing zones, as the officers followed him at a distance, according to Marsico, who said the highest speed police reached briefly was 51 miles per hour.

Video obtained from the area showed an 11-second gap between Slaughter's SUV and the police car following him, the district attorney said.

Slaughter continued southbound on Jefferson Street at a high rate of speed, turned onto Forrest Street and proceeded to N. 6th where he struck Peiper's parked SUV, Marsico said.

Peiper's K-9 partner, Thor, was also in the police vehicle but was not seriously injured.

Marsico previously confirmed that police found a "hefty amount" of cocaine in Slaughter's vehicle after his arrest.

Slaughter's bail was set at $500,000. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for March 31.

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