WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., man faces 16 charges, including driving under influence, after a serious accident Sunday night in the Borough of Waynesboro.
Waynesboro police said they were pursuing William R. Heise, 57, before the 10:45 p.m. accident at the intersection of North Potomac Street and North Street. Firefighters had to cut apart the silver Pontiac that police say was struck by Heise's sport-utility vehicle, and they pulled the driver and passenger out of the two-door car.
Those individuals, who were not identified by police, were flown by helicopters to York (Pa.) Hospital's trauma center.
Heise was charged with DUI, an accident resulting in serious bodily injury or death, aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, fleeing police, driving while license is suspended or revoked and 11 other counts, according to police.
In a news release, Police Chief Mark King said his department was alerted to a erratic driver by the Franklin County (Pa.) 911 Center. They were told the vehicle, a white Ford Explorer, was traveling east through Zullinger, Pa.