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COUNTYWIDE BRIEFS

August 21, 1994

2 teens injured when car hits utility pole

Two teen-agers were injured, one critically, when the car in which they were riding ran off a road between Hampstead and Manchester and hit a utility pole Thursday night.

State police said the accident occurred about 10:45 p.m. while Gary Roger Manuel Jr., 17, of the 3900 block of Christopher Way in Hampstead was driving a 1994 Saturn north on Basler Road.

They said he failed to negotiate a sharp curve at Maple Grove Road and ran off the right shoulder, striking the pole.

The driver was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and admitted in critical condition, a a hospital spokeswoman said. A 16-year-old passenger, Eric R. Powers of the 2900 block of Manchester Baptist Church Road in Manchester was admitted to Carroll County General Hospital with a possible fractured leg and other injuries. His condition was stable Friday.

2 3M employees receive awards for safety sign

Two employees of the 3M Co. in Westminster have been presented "Good Citizens Awards" by the county commissioners and state police for the design, production and presentation of a safety sign featuring crash dummies "Vince and Larry."

The sign in front of the Westminster barracks exhorts motorists and passengers to "Buckle-Up Carroll County."

Brian Trumpower, an image preparation technician with 3M, helped design the sign using computers from the commercial graphics division of the company, which is next door to the police barracks.

Tom LeGore, 3M office and human relations manager who also received an award, praised Mr. Trumpower for the originality of the highly visible sign along the busiest traffic corridor in Carroll County.

The three county commissioners, who attended the awards ceremony Thursday, were presented with a certificate from the State Highway Administration in recognition of 82 percent safety belt use in the county.

Man held in robbery of $50, cigarettes

A Westminster area man, who is alleged to have robbed a pregnant friend of $50 and a pack of cigarettes, was held in lieu of $5,000 bond by a court commissioner Thursday.

Patrick John Yox, 20, of the 500 block of Bachman Valley Road was charged with robbery, theft and battery.

Victoria Mingee told police she was walking with a man at Union and West Main streets about 1 a.m. July 30 when the man pushed her to the side and grabbed a pack of cigarettes she was carrying. She said she had $50 in the package and could not chase her assailant because of her pregnancy. She told police she had been a friend of the man.

Gouge attends briefings on federal crime bill

Carroll County Commissioner Julia W. Gouge attended briefings with U.S. senators and representatives in Washington on Wednesday on pending crime legislation.

Mrs. Gouge was representing the National Association of Counties and the Maryland Association of Counties. She is president of MACo.

The Republican is a candidate for lieutenant governor with gubernatorial candidate William S. Shepard.

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