Chase Of Stolen Vehicle Ends With Felony Charges

On Friday officials said Jenifer Hirl, a 30-year-old resident of Milton, Delaware, was apprehended by Delaware State Police on July 4, 2024, following a pursuit in a stolen vehicle.

The incident began at approximately 5:19 p.m. when troopers received a notification about a stolen Acura ATL from New Jersey that was being tracked electronically. The vehicle was reported to be traveling southbound on Coastal Highway near Milton.

Troopers located the stolen Acura on West Randor Drive in Milton and attempted a traffic stop. The driver, later identified as Jenifer Hirl, did not comply and continued driving on several streets in the area before returning to West Randor Drive, where the vehicle eventually stopped according to police. Hirl then attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended after a brief struggle according to police.

Officials said upon her arrest, troopers observed signs of impairment and administered Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Hirl was taken to Troop 7 for processing, where she was charged with receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle (Felony), disregarding a police officer’s signal (Felony), driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and several traffic violations.

She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and subsequently committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $7,900 cash bond.