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Man faces charges following police chase

February 17, 2003|by JULIE E. GREENE

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood, W.Va., area man was charged after he allegedly led West Virginia State Police on a brief chase on snow-covered roads, police said.

Gregory Hines, 43, was charged with driving under the influence - fourth offense, fleeing while driving under the influence, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, passing in a no-passing zone and obstruction, Senior Trooper Nathan Harmon said.

Harmon said he and Senior Trooper Todd Lind were in a cruiser when they saw a white F-250 Ford pickup truck pass another vehicle illegally on U.S. 11 south near Tablers Station Road shortly after 3:30 a.m. Police pulled the pickup over, then the driver allegedly pulled back onto the road, Harmon said.

The pursuit continued through Darkesville and onto Hatchery Road, with speeds reaching 20 to 40 mph as a second police cruiser driven by Trooper 1st Class Kevin Plumer joined in, Harmon said.

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The roads were covered with slush and it was snowing heavily, Harmon said.

The pickup stopped at Hatchery Road near the entrance to Zetts Tri-State Fish Hatchery four to five minutes after the pursuit began. When the driver didn't respond to orders to get out of the truck, police "escorted" him out, Harmon said.

Hines was held early Saturday at Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond, a jail official said. He was no longer at the jail Saturday evening.

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