Man charged in leaving accident NORTHWEST--Taneytown * Union Bridge * New Windsor * Uniontown

September 24, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

A Silver Run man is being held on $5,000 bond on 12 charges, including driving while intoxicated, after he failed to stop and identify himself after a minor accident in Taneytown, police said.

Daniel Joseph Watkins, 20, of the 3600 block of Flickinger Road, was arrested after telling Taneytown police his car had been stolen. The car was found near where Mr. Watkins made the call, police said.

According to court documents, a car operated by the Westminster man collided with a vehicle in the first block of York Street about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, and both drivers stopped.

Records indicate that Mr. Watkins told the driver of the other vehicle, Amy L. Sell of Taneytown, to pull to the side of the road and he would identify himself. However, the man got back into his car and fled at high speed, police said.

A short time later, Mr. Watkins knocked on the door of a house on Brown Road, north of Taneytown, said that his car was disabled and asked to use the telephone.

The request was denied, but a neighbor drove the man to a nearby outside telephone where Mr. Watkins called police and reported his car stolen.

When police arrived and questioned the Westminster man he appeared intoxicated and his car was found near the house on Brown Road, according to records.

Police said they found a smoking pipe with residue, a small amount of marijuana, a scale and plastic baggies in the automobile.

Mr. Watkins is charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while under the influence of alcohol, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, giving a false report and false statement to police, and seven traffic violations.

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