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Police briefs

August 30, 2008

Pa. farm accident reportedly causes amputation



MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A Saturday afternoon farm accident on Royer Road in southern Franklin County reportedly resulted in a leg amputation, emergency dispatchers said.

A Community Rescue Service ambulance stationed at the Maugansville Goodwill Fire Company responded to the call at 2:43 p.m.

The victim, whose identity wasn't available, was airlifted to a hospital in York, Pa.

No further information was available.




Person struck by a vehicle seriously hurt in Funkstown



FUNKSTOWN -- A person struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Antietam and Baltimore streets was taken to Washington County Hospital.

Emergency dispatchers said the call came in at 5:13 p.m. as a child struck, but it later was believed to be an adult male. His condition was reported as serious when he was taken to the hospital.

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No further information was available.




Driver seriously hurt in Pa. crash



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The driver of a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was seriously injured early Friday in a single-vehicle accident on Falling Spring Road, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The accident occurred at 6 a.m. near Falling Spring Elementary School in Guilford Township, police said.

The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was westbound when the vehicle struck a tree, police said.

No further information was available.




Checkpoint in Frederick County leads to alcohol-related charges



FREDERICK, Md. -- Maryland State Police in Frederick conducted at 2 1/2-hour sobriety checkpoint late Friday and early Saturday on Md. 85, according to a state police press release.

More than 200 vehicles were pulled over during the checkpoint, with six of those vehicles detained for further testing, troopers said.

Two drivers were charged with alcohol-related driving offenses and a third was cited for violation of an alcohol restriction and underage possession of alcohol, troopers said.

The checkpoint was set up Friday at 11:15 p.m. on Executive Way and discontinued Saturday at 1:43 a.m., troopers said.

Troopers also participated in a saturation patrol in the surrounding area, which resulted in an additional two arrests for alcohol-related driving offenses, troopers said.

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