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Man, chasing woman both charged

LORAIN - A 25-year-old woman who called police to inform them that her intoxicated boyfriend was behind the wheel was charged with endangering her 1-year-old child after she recklessly followed him in her own car.

Police charged Amanda J. Hartness of Pearl Avenue with disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct persisting and also received added charges of obstructing official business and endangering children. Police say Hartness called police to say she was trying to block her boyfriend from leaving the 2900 block of Pearl Avenue because he was intoxicated.

But before police could arrive, both Hartness and 27-year-old Erik Castillo left the area in separate cars with Hartness following Castillo, both driving erratically and weaving through traffic, a police report said.

Once police were able to pull the cars over, however, it was Hartness who was uncooperative and disorderly, the report said. Police had to order her to leave the area while Castillo was ordered to perform a sobriety test and tested with a blood alcohol concentration, which indicated a level of more than twice the legal limit of .08, according to police.

Castillo was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving under suspension and driving left of center.

Bouncers sprayed during fight

ELYRIA - Two bouncers at an Elyria bar were sprayed with pepper spray early Sunday morning as they broke up a fight inside the club, and a 19-year-old Lorain man was charged with assault as a result, a police report said.

Derrick Harris of Riverside Drive told police he did not spray the two security guards at Vic`s Nightclub on Lake Avenue. However, when police arrived both guards were found with bloodshot eyes and bright red skin, two signs of pepper spray exposure. They also pointed Harris out to police as the person who sprayed the chemical.

The bouncers told police Harris was trying to intervene as several of his friends were being escorted from the bar.

No bar patrons reported injury in connection with the chemical spray.

Harris was taken to Elyria City Jail and charged with two counts of assault

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