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Residents chase down driver after crashes

July 11, 2012

BOONSBORO — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office charged a Laurel, Md., woman with driving under the influence and other offenses after she was detained by civilians after two vehicle accidents Tuesday afternoon.

Tommi Lynette Forrey, 40, also was charged with having an open alcoholic beverage, negligent driving and leaving the scene of two accidents, police said.

At 5:18 p.m., deputies were called to the intersection of Main and Potomac streets in Boonsboro for a vehicle accident, police said. One vehicle was involved in two accidents before civilians were able to detain the driver, police said.

Forrey’s 2005 Ford Freestyle struck a vehicle stopped at a traffic signal on eastbound Potomac Street, police said. Forrey then drove west on Potomac, driving onto Cemetery Lane, where she hit a wooden rail fence and then drove over a stop sign, police said.

Residents began following Forrey and were able to get her to stop at the intersection of Sinnisen Lane and Young Avenue, police said.

The driver of the other vehicle, Suzanne Gilbert of Keedysville, and her son, Cole Stevens, were unhurt, police said.

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