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Md. police search for driver involved in chase

July 05, 2009

FREDERICK, Md. -- A black Chevrolet Trail Blazer being pursued by a Maryland State Police trooper Saturday afternoon on Mill Line Court went about 200 feet off the road and overturned, according to a press release from the Maryland State Police.

The driver fled the scene and despite efforts to find the man, the suspect could not be found, the release said.

The owner of the car was found at a nearby residence, but that person said he lent the vehicle to a friend, the release said. The owner could not provide any information about the friend, the release said.

The incident started at about 12:20 p.m. when a state police trooper observed the Trail Blazer traveling at an extremely high rate of speed on eastbound Interstate 70 near U.S. 15, the release said.

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Frederick Police Department officials said the driver of the vehicle possibly had been involved in an altercation in Frederick, and said the driver might have been armed with a handgun, the release said.

The Frederick Police Department pursued the vehicle earlier, but the pursuit was stopped when the vehicle went outside city limits.

When a state police trooper activated his emergency lights behind the Trail Blazer, the vehicle continued east on I-70 and exited at the Md. 75 ramp, where it struck another vehicle, the release said.

The Trail Blazer then turned right on Lime Plant Road and then onto Mill Line Court, the release said.

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