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Hagerstown man charged with fleeing while driving under the influence

March 05, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Hagerstown man accused of fleeing police Saturday night near Martinsburg was charged with fleeing while driving under the influence of alcohol and controlled substance, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Michael Shereff LeGrand, 27, of 1400 Haven Road, Apt. F21, was detained by police in the area of the Essroc cement plant off South Queen Street after a short pursuit, according to court documents.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputy C. Cochran initially stopped the car LeGrand was driving on Apple Harvest Drive near New York Avenue after noticing a temporary tag appeared to be falling off the vehicle, according to court documents.

Cochran wrote in his complaint that LeGrand sped off in the vehicle after he refused to consent to a police search and after he had asked to speak with a shift supervisor, according to court documents.

Police followed the vehicle LeGrand was driving from Apple Harvest Drive to South Queen Street, where LeGrand turned and went into the cement plant property where other officers responded and helped stop the car, according to court documents.

Cochran said LeGrand admitted to smoking marijuana before being stopped on Apple Harvest Drive, according to court documents.

LeGrand’s blood-alcohol content was .041, according to court documents.

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