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Intoxicated wedding guest choked woman, ran from troopers

Jason Elwood Lake

An intoxicated wedding guest is facing multiple charges after choking a woman in Chanceford Township, damaging a fence and running from state police, according to charging documents.

Jason Elwood Lake, 36, of the 100 block of East Cedar Street, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, is charged with one felony count each of strangulation and escape, misdemeanor counts of DUI, simple assault and resisting arrest, and summary counts of harassment, criminal mischief and driving with a revoked or suspended license.

Lake remained in York County Prison on Thursday morning on $50,000 bail. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 14 before District Judge John H. Fishel, according to online court records.

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