June 13, 2013
The southbound lanes of Interstate 81 were shut down near the 23-mile marker Thursday night after two vehicles flipped into a concrete barrier wall, according to a Berkeley County 911 supervisor. The supervisor said he does not have any information about possible injuries. Southbound traffic was being routed off the interstate onto U.S. 11, the supervisor said at about 10:45 p.m.
December 20, 2006
The Hagerstown Police Department has been given the authority to purchase six Dodge Charger police sedans in 2007 at a total cost of $120,792. The vehicles with police accessories will be purchased through a state contract and cost $20,132 each.
January 17, 2008
SMITHSBURG - Several vehicles were broken into and damaged Wednesday in the 22000 block of Cavetown Church Road, Washington County Sheriff's Department Lt. Mark Knight said. The incident was reported at 11 a.m.
November 23, 2008
A total of 349 vehicles passed through a sobriety checkpoint at Halfway Boulevard and Irene Drive on Friday between 8:45 and 11:15 p.m., according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department. One vehicle was stopped for suspicion of alcohol-related driving, but no arrests were made, deputies said. Each driver passing through the checkpoint received an information pamphlet on Maryland's drinking and driving laws.
September 21, 2000
Smithsburg EMS defends vehicle use By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services personnel want the public to know their company vehicles are being used appropriately. Some residents have complained to the company's board of directors about seeing the ambulance company's Ford Expedition and Explorer at local businesses when they are not on a call, board member Judith Ferro said. The vehicles aren't being misused, she said.
May 16, 2013
Hagerstown Police Department detectives would be allowed to drive their unmarked police vehicles home under a proposal Chief Mark Holtzman made during a Tuesday work session of the City Council. Each of the department's six detectives get called in while off duty an average of 21 times a year, Holtzman told the council. Allowing them to drive the unmarked vehicles home would mean they could respond to a crime scene without first having to switch their personal vehicles for a police car at headquarters, he said.
March 7, 2013
A collision on Jefferson Boulevard involved four vehicles Tuesday when one vehicle that stopped behind a school bus was hit from behind, setting off a chain reaction, Deputy Ryan Socks of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. The school bus was not hit, and nobody was injured. The driver of a Buick heading westbound on Jefferson Boulevard stopped behind a school bus and the Buick was struck from behind by a Toyota Corolla. A Toyota RAV4 then hit the Corolla from behind, and a Chevrolet Tahoe struck the rear of the RAV4, Socks said.
October 26, 2012
One person was taken to the hospital Friday morning following an accident involving a deer and three vehicles on Md. 65, also known as Sharpsburg Pike, south of Roxbury Road, Maryland State Police Trooper James Ardinger said. The accident was reported about 6:30 a.m. A van heading north on Sharpsburg Pike struck a deer running across the road, Ardinger said. The impact knocked the deer into the southbound lane and it was caught beneath a Ford pickup truck heading south on Sharpsburg Pike, he said.
November 30, 2000
City OKs purchase of nine vehicles Nine new vehicles and a central air conditioning system for a City Hall conference room were among the purchases approved Tuesday by the Hagerstown City Council. The council voted 4-0 to approve the purchases, which included: - $15,486 to Zeigler Mechanical/Electrical in Clearbrook, Va. to install a central air conditioning system in the 4th floor conference room at City Hall. - $52,603 to Hagerstown Ford for a 2001 Ford Diesel Dump Truck with snow plow and salt spreader.
January 17, 2013
Five vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction crash in the 1300 block of Dual Highway Thursday evening, officials said. The crash occurred about 5:41 p.m. in front of the Sharrett car dealership when a vehicle slowed down for another vehicle in one of the eastbound lanes on Dual Highway, said Deputy J. Kuhnke of the Washington County Sheriff's Office. A vehicle following close behind the vehicle that slowed down struck the rear of the first vehicle, Kuhnke said. Then the other remaining eastbound vehicles became involved in the crash in a similar fashion, Kuhnke said.