Man charged with assault after car accident rescue

January 24, 1995

Police arrested a Manchester man early yesterday morning when a state trooper was assaulted after a driver was rescued from an overturned vehicle.

Jeffrey S. Schillinger, 30, of the 3400 block of Augusta Road was held on $10,000 bond after a hearing with a court commissioner. He was charged with assault, battery, malicious destruction of property and resisting arrest.

Traffic charges were driving under the influence of alcohol, negligent driving, failure to display a driver's license, failure to use a seat belt and refusing to sign a traffic citation, police said.

The incident started when police and rescue personnel responded to an overturned vehicle about 2:15 a.m. yesterday.

Tfc. Christopher Hannon went to the scene of the single-car accident on Route 30 at Holland Drive in Manchester.

After firefighters were able to free the driver, the man told the trooper, "I'm not hurt." Trooper Hannon said he could smell alcohol on the man's breath, his eyes were red and he was unsteady on his feet.

When the trooper told the man it appeared he had been drinking, the man replied, "Obviously," Trooper Hannon wrote in charging documents. The driver refused to take any sobriety tests and refused to answer any questions, Trooper Hannon said.

The officer said after he handcuffed the man and placed him in the rear of the patrol car, the trooper was kicked and his eyeglasses were damaged.


* Hampstead: A resident of the 2600 block of Hoffman Mill Road reported to state police that someone entered his auto and stole a set of stereo speakers and an amplifier while the vehicle was parked near his house Sunday. He estimated the theft at $485.


* Lineboro: Lineboro assisted York County, Pa., at a house fire on Harbor Court at 4:35 p.m. yesterday. Units were out for one hour and 25 minutes.

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