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Man tased after car chase, foot pursuit in Hagerstown

June 16, 2008|By HEATHER KEELS

Hagerstown Police tased a man Sunday night after he fled from a traffic stop, leading police on a chase in his vehicle and then on foot, Officer Langley Dean said.

The chase began at about 9:14 p.m. when Dean attempted to stop a vehicle for driving 66 mph in a 25 mph zone in the 100 block of South Burhans Boulevard, he said.

The driver fled, picking up speed, and turned onto Salem Avenue, Dean said. He made another turn onto an alley, then bailed out of the car as he approached the AC&T at Cook Street and North Burhans Boulevard, Dean said.

Officers caught the man on Cook Street, but he got away after a brief struggle, Dean said. Officers again caught him on Kinslow Street, where he continued to resist as officers took him to the ground, Dean said. He was taken into custody with the use of a Taser, Dean said.

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The man, whose identity had not been confirmed Sunday night, was taken to Washington County Hospital, Dean said. He had no known injuries, Dean said.

He will face charges including speeding, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, and second-degree assault, Dean said.

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