Man charged in wreck flees hospital
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man charged in a head-on collision disappeared Sunday from City Hospital in Martinsburg.
West Virginia State Police were looking for Richard Keith Holliday, 33, late Sunday night.
Sgt. Rob Blair said Holliday apparently walked out of the hospital Sunday afternoon. Hospital employees called police at 3:19 p.m. to notify them of Holliday's disappearance.
A warrant for third-offense driving under the influence - a felony - has been issued, police said.
Police said the 6:20 p.m. accident occurred Thursday on W.Va. 9 near the 7-Eleven store in Hedgesville as Wendy Shanholtz, 22, drove westbound in her 1992 Hyundai sedan.
According to the criminal complaint, several witnesses told police an eastbound 1985 Dodge Caravan was being driven erratically, passing several vehicles in a no-passing zone.