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D.C. man faces charges after two-county chase

July 14, 2005

FREDERICK, Md. - A driver who refused to stop for police on Wednesday on Interstate 270 south of Frederick led officers on a chase that ended with his arrest in Washington County, authorities said.

During the chase, the driver - Andre Sing, 54, of Washington, D.C. - intentionally hit a Maryland state trooper's car, police said.

At 11:30 a.m., Sing was driving a Mustang Cobra north on I-270, south of Md. 85, when a Frederick County Sheriff's Department deputy tried to stop his car because it didn't have license plates, police said in a news release.

Sing sped up as the deputy pursued him, police said.

Maryland State Police in Frederick joined the chase, which is when Sing's Mustang hit a trooper's car, causing moderate damage, the release said.

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State troopers in Hagerstown and Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies set up stop sticks at the Washington County line, which deflated the Mustang's tires, police said.

Sing tried to fight with police when he was caught, the release said.

Sing was charged with first- and second-degree assault, driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, reckless driving, negligent driving and several other speeding and traffic charges.

He was being held Wednesday night in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

A detention center spokesman said Sing's bond was $10,000 on charges filed by the Frederick County Sheriff's Department of attempting to flee and elude.

On the rest of the charges, which Maryland State Police filed, there was no bond, the spokesman said.

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