Police briefs - July 21

July 21, 2012

Hagerstown man arrested for failure to yield to police cruiser

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Hagerstown man was arrested early Saturday morning after he failed to yield to a marked Pennsylvania State Police cruiser and struck a power transformer in Chambersburg, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release.

Rudy Menard, 34, was charged with driving under the influence as well as fleeing and eluding after a short foot chase in the area of Woodstock Road and Powell Drive at 3:03 a.m., troopers said.

While failing to yield to a trooper with its lights and sirens activated, Menard’s vehicle went off the road and struck a power transformer at 2043 Powell Drive, which disrupted power to residents in the area, troopers said.

Menard kept driving along Powell Drive before going off the road again, striking a parked vehicle, troopers said. He then tried to run, but was quickly apprehended, troopers said.

After his arrest, Menard was found to be under the influence, troopers said.

Menard was taken to Franklin County Jail to be arraigned.

Warfordsburg, Pa. man charged with DUI


NEEDMORE, Pa. — A Warfordsburg, Pa., man was charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his car late Friday night in Belfast Township, Pa., according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release.

John Charles Munson Jr., 19, of 1860 Great Cove Road, was not injured in the single-vehicle crash on Pa. 655, where he lost control of his 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, troopers said. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a guardrail before coming to rest down an embankment, troopers said.

Munson, who was wearing his seat belt, was charged with DUI and his vehicle was towed from the scene, troopers said.

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