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Police log for 7/29

July 29, 2002

Handcuffed man recaptured after escape



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man police had taken into custody on assault and drug charges escaped into a cornfield Thursday night before he was recaptured, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police had handcuffed Calvetti Vashawn Johnson, 29, of no fixed address, for simple assault and possession of a small amount of marijuana when he escaped, still handcuffed, and fled into a cornfield near Pa. 914 and Interstate 81 at 11:10 p.m., police said.

He was captured some time later and was being held in Franklin County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail, police said.




Pa. driver critically injured in I-81 crash



INWOOD, W.Va. - A Pennsylvania man remained in critical condition Sunday night with injuries he got in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 81 midday Saturday, said West Virginia State Police.

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On his way back from vacation in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. His name was not released because his family - believed to be vacationing elsewhere - had not been located by late Sunday.

The driver was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore shortly after the 12:32 p.m. accident, said Trooper R.A. Spearen of West Virginia State Police. Spearen said Sunday night the hospital told him the driver was still in critical condition.

Witnesses said the driver fell asleep and the vehicle veered right and hit a sign along the road, he said.

A passenger in the vehicle was taken to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, Spearen said. A third passenger was unhurt.




U.S. 11 crash sends driver to hospital



FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Police are investigating a single-car crash that occurred Sunday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Paradise Valley Road.

Trooper T.L. Lind said the accident happened about 4:15 p.m. when the car left the highway, struck a utility pole, and rolled over, Lind said.

The driver of the car was flown to a hospital, but Lind did not know which hospital.

Lind said he could not identify the driver of the car because next of kin had not been notified of the crash.

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