Franklin County Emergency Services report
The following incidents were reported Monday by Franklin County Emergency Services:
- At 4:32 a.m., a vehicle fire in the 800 block of Wayne Avenue in Chambersburg.
- At 6:09 a.m., a traffic accident at Wayne Avenue and Orchard Drive.
W.Va. man charged after Saturday chase
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg man was charged Saturday with leading police on a chase that spanned Interstate 81 and several other roadways, the Martinsburg Police Department said.
William Brandon Jenkins, 29, of 122 Rolling Meadow Drive in Martinsburg, was charged with fleeing driving under the influence and fleeing reckless, according to a news release from the police.
The incident started at 6:16 p.m., when officers tried to stop a recklessly driven vehicle in the area of Apple Harvest Drive, police said. Officers backed away from the vehicle because of high traffic in the area, then relocated it near Apple Harvest Drive and Foxcroft Avenue.
Police said the driver steered the vehicle onto I-81 north and got off the interstate at exit 14. The vehicle continued on Dry Run and Thatcher roads. Officers said they later found the driver blacked out behind a barn on Working Deer Drive. The driver fled again and eventually crashed into a utility pole in the backyard of a home at 2008 Thatcher Road.
The driver was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg to be treated for minor injuries before he was released to the custody of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, the release said.