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Man faces DUI, fleeing charges

August 05, 1998|By KERRY LYNN FRALEY

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A West Virginia State Police K-9 officer assisted in the capture of a Hedgesville, W.Va., man who led a sheriff's deputy on a car and foot chase early Wednesday, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

Daniel Lee Raney, 18, of P.O. Box 1203, was apprehended in the woods near the Broadview Trailer Park in Marlowe, W.Va., following a high-speed chase on U.S. 11 north that ended at the trailer park, said Sgt. K.C. Bohrer.

The chase started around 1 a.m. on Mid-Atlantic Parkway, just outside Martinsburg, after Deputy G.B. Harmison saw a white 1990 Pontiac Firebird hit another vehicle and drive away, Bohrer said.

After checking to see if the people in that vehicle were OK, Harmison started after the car and attempted to pull it over, but the car sped away, he said.


According to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records, the car's driver lost control and slid through the intersection with U.S. 11 before heading north, sometimes on the wrong side of the road.

When police tried to get in front of the car at the I-81 Flea Market, the car almost struck the police cruiser before going back onto U.S. 11, according to court records.

After turning off at Broad Lane, the car stopped at the trailer park and two people got out and ran, according to court records.

Senior Trooper J.A. Laing and his K-9 partner, Jerro, responded to the deputy's call for assistance, according to state police.

After a short search, the pair found Raney and Randy Lehigh, age and address unavailable, in the woods, according to police and court records.

Raney was charged with driving under the influence, fleeing and eluding, obstructing an officer, driving suspended and leaving the scene of an accident, Bohrer said.

Raney also was wanted on two outstanding warrants charging him in Berkeley County with trespassing and destruction of property, Bohrer said.

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