CENTRAL--Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

August 20, 1993

Car knocks down pole; driver sought

State police are searching for the driver of a 1991 Ford Mustang who fled after the car sheared off a utility pole and struck a tree on Route 32 near Deer Park Road early yesterday.

Investigators said the vehicle was northbound in the 2300 block of Sykesville Road when it veered off the highway striking the pole, continued across several lawns and collided broadside into the tree.

Police who responded to the scene of the 4 a.m. crash said they could not locate the driver of the car that closed the road when the pole fell across the highway.

D8 The road was reopened in both directions about noon.

Night worker is injured in crash on way home

A night worker who apparently fell asleep driving home was injured when his car ran off Washington Avenue and struck a utility pole about 8 a.m. yesterday.

Collin J. Brown, 23, 1600 block of Old Taneytown Road, was taken to Carroll County General Hospital for treatment of head and other injuries after rescue workers freed him from his 1986 Buick Skyhawk.

State police said the driver was northbound in the 800 block of Washington Ave. when the vehicle crossed the center line, ran off the road and struck the pole.

The impact spun the vehicle 180 degrees as it careened onto a lawn.

State police Tfc. Dave Hoff said the victim's head struck and punched a hole in the center of the windshield.

Mr. Brown was released from the hospital later, a spokeswoman said.

Police charged Mr. Brown with negligent driving and issued a seat belt citation.

POLICE

* Westminster: An employee of Carroll County Orthopedic Surgery, in the 100 block of N. Court St., told police $150 was stolen from a desk drawer in the office Tuesday.

A resident of Charles Street reported that someone stole a bicycle from the front of his house Wednesday. He estimated the loss at $100.

FIRE

* Reese: Firefighters from the Reese company put out an auto fire on Old Westminster Road at 1:46 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out for 34 minutes.

* Adams County, Pa: Engines from Pleasant Valley assisted Adams County firefighters at a building fire on BJ Lane at 8:06 p.m. Wednesday. They were out for 25 minutes.

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