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Man gets 2 years for drunken driving

March 11, 1999

A Waynesboro, Pa., man who led police on a 100-mph chase on Interstate 81 through two states on Jan. 18 was sentenced Thursday to serve two years in prison.

Washington County District Judge Noel Spence sentenced John Travis Little, 26, to the two years for his guilty plea to driving while intoxicated, according to Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Joe Michael.

Little also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and received a two-year consecutive sentence that was then suspended, Michael said.

Leaving the scene of an accident earned Little a 60-day sentence for which he has already served the time, court records said.

An 18-month concurrent sentence also was levied for driving while revoked.

A second-degree assault charge and a number of other traffic charges were dismissed in exchange for the guilty pleas in that chase that ended when Little wrecked his car on the Maugans Avenue ramp.

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The assault charge stemmed from Little's attack on Pennsylvania State Police Trooper C. Fow.

Police said Little had to be forced out of his vehicle and was sprayed with pepper spray to keep him from escaping that night.

It was then that Little attempted to tackle the Pennsylvania trooper, court records said.

In his report, Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class Kyle George said Little told him he had consumed approximately 12 beers that night.

Both Little and Fow were taken to Washington County Hospital where Little was treated for injuries he got when he wrecked his Chevrolet Camaro, and Fow for the hand injury he got during the apprehension.

- Marlo Barnhart

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