Five vehicles plowed in truck chase
By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer
An Allegany County man was charged in connection with a Friday morning incident in which a Dodge pickup truck equipped with a snowplow damaged five vehicles before crashing into a wall, Hagerstown City Police said.
Thane Craig Bell, 44, of 12308 Swain Road, Little Orleans, was charged with driving while intoxicated, fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving and five counts of hit and run, police said.
Bell and a woman whose car was one of those hit were injured, police said. Bell was taken to Washington County Hospital shortly after the 10:15 a.m. incident.
The woman had minor cuts from flying glass, police said.
"Salem Avenue looked like a war zone," said Sgt. Mark Holtzman at the scene.
The first vehicle hit was a white Mercury van at the intersection of South Burhans Boulevard and Antietam Street. Bell is believed to have been making a U-turn in the intersection when his truck collided with the van, which was stopped for a red light, police said.