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Teen leads police on a nine nile pursuit

April 09, 2002|By DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A 19-year-old Summit Point, W.Va., man is facing

eight charges after police were led on a chase that started on the

Charles Town Bypass and ended up in a cornfield Sunday, said Jefferson

County Magistrate Court records.

Jessie Lee Fogle, of Route 1, was free on $7,500 bond. Fogle was charged

with speeding, defective equipment, no insurance, no operators, improper

registration, reckless driving, fleeing in a vehicle and possession of

marijuana, said court records.

A Charles Town Police officer was stationed along the Charles Town

Bypass at about 10 p.m. Sunday when he noticed a car exceeding the speed

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limit while traveling north on the highway, according to a criminal

complaint.

The officer ran a registration check which revealed the registration

belonged on a 2000 Mazda, not on the Chevrolet car, the complaint said.

The officer tried to stop the car but the driver did not stop, the

complaint alleged. The driver ran several cars off the road on W.Va. 9

east, failed to stop at stop signs at the intersection of the bypass and

W.Va. 9 and Cave Road and the bypass, the complaint said.

The car also went left of center toward oncoming traffic on W.Va. 9 east

and Huyett Road during the approximately nine-mile chase, the complaint

said.

While traveling on Cave Road, the car ran over a set of stop sticks,

which deflated two front tires, the complaint said. The car continued

south on the bypass, turned off on old U.S. 340, then to Huyett Road and

finally went two miles through a cornfield, the complaint said.

When the car stopped, Fogle and a 16-year-old girl were placed under

arrest, the complaint said.

While checking the car, the officer found a smoking device and a small

baggie of a green leafy substance that was consistent with marijuana,

said court records.

The girl was released to a parent, according to court records.

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