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Man hurt after police chase ends in crash

April 20, 2009

HAGERSTOWN -- A vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed up the ramp that leads to South Prospect Street early Sunday went off the dry bridge and landed on West Antietam Street, causing the driver to be partially ejected, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release.

The vehicle, which had been involved in brief pursuit, struck some power lines as it went off the bridge and some of the lines were lying on the crashed vehicle, according to the release.

The individual, identified as Stanley Wayne Mosley, 46, of 16303 Clarysville Road, Frostburg, Md., was pulled from the wreckage by two Hagerstown Police officers because of the power lines and the threat of gasoline, the release said.

Mosley was taken to Washington County Hospital but his injuries were not life-threatening, the release said.

The incident began about 12:37 a.m. when officers made contact with a woman who claimed she had been assaulted by a man with a knife and that the man tried to abduct her, the release said.

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During the incident, which occurred in the 400 block of East Baltimore Street, the man tried to push the woman into the back of a van he was driving, police said.

The man tried to stab the woman but she escaped and called for help, the release said.

Officers began looking for the van and at about 1:30 a.m., street crimes unit officers attempted to stop a vehicle matching the description of the van near the intersection of Walnut and Washington streets, police said.

The driver fled and a brief pursuit ensued before the crash at the dry bridge, police said.

Charges have been obtained for Mosley for first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and false imprisonment, the release said.

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