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Police briefs

April 11, 2004

Man charged with drunken driving


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man whose vehicle went across a lawn, then hit the steps of a house, two parked vehicles and a fence Friday morning, was charged with drunken driving, Pennsylvania State Police said in a press release.

Jeffery R. Arcq Jr., 21, of Chambersburg, was charged with driving under the influence and other traffic violations, police said.

Police said Arcq's 2004 Toyota was going west on Pa. 914 at about 4:40 a.m.

The vehicle didn't stop at the intersection of U.S. 11, where it went across a lawn and hit steps leading to a home, police said.

The Toyota then hit a 2003 Honda Civic and a Chevrolet pickup truck, severely damaging both, police said.

The Toyota, which also was severely damaged, finally stopped in a driveway, police said.

Sharpsburg man crashes motorcycle


SHARPSBURG - A man flew off his motorcycle after crashing it on Md. 34 Saturday evening, Maryland State Police said.

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Trooper 1st Class Danny Souders said Guy Stuart, 45, of Sharpsburg, was riding west, near Antietam Creek, when he lost control of the motorcycle about 7:20 p.m.

Stuart was taken to Washington County Hospital. Souders said Stuart's injuries were serious, but a hospital official could not provide a condition shortly before 11 p.m.

Dryer catches fire at Hagerstown home


A woman who put clothes in her dryer Saturday, then left, came back to find that the dryer had caught fire.

Capt. Justin Mayhue of the Hagerstown Fire Department said someone reported seeing smoke coming out of the home at 309 Radcliffe Ave. at about 7:30 p.m.

Radcliffe Avenue is near Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, off Cannon Avenue.

Mayhue said the basement was filled with heavy smoke, apparently because blue jeans in the dryer were on fire.

The dryer was ruined. Also, Mayhue said the fire department had to break in and smash a window to get to the fire.

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