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Police: Wanted man flees on foot after traffic stop

July 17, 2010

BOONSBORO -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office was searching late Friday for a wanted person after a traffic stop near the intersection of Rohrersville and Reno Monument roads.

Deputies made a traffic stop at 9:35 p.m. for a driver suspected of driving while intoxicated, according to the Sheriff's Office. While information on the man was being checked, he fled on foot, police said.

The man is wanted for violating probation on a second-degree assault conviction, police said.

A Maryland State Police helicopter with night-vision equipment was called in to assist with the search, police said. The man was still being sought at 11:20 p.m., police said.

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