Trailer carrying plywood overturns on Interstate 70

February 06, 1996|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,SUN STAFF

A trailer loaded with plywood overturned at Interstate 70 and U.S. 29 yesterday morning, backing up westbound traffic for several hours, state police said.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, whose name state police refused to give last night, was taken to Howard County General Hospital for treatment. He was not seriously injured, state police said.

The incident occurred about 9 a.m. while the vehicle was headed north on U.S. 29 on the ramp to westbound I-70. State police said the load of plywood shifted and caused the vehicle to fall on its side.

The plywood fell on the road shoulder and on the road, blocking traffic. State police directed traffic around the scene until it could be cleared a few hours later, said Cpl. Dave Washington.

Man who cleared daughter pleads guilty to drug charges

A Jessup man whose testimony in his daughter's trial cleared her of serious drug charges -- and implicated him -- pleaded guilty in Howard Circuit Court yesterday to selling crack cocaine and marijuana from his home.

Larry Harver, 52, of the 8000 block of Washington Blvd. entered his plea before Judge Dennis M. Sweeney. Sentencing is scheduled for April 16 after a presentencing investigation is completed.

Harver's daughter, Clarice Harver, 32, was convicted by a Howard jury last month on charges of possession of cocaine and marijuana, but she was acquitted of charges that she sold drugs.

The man lived in an apartment one floor below his daughter in Jessup. Police found 3.4 ounces of crack cocaine and two pounds of marijuana in the woman's apartment during a raid in July. The street value of the drugs was about $12,600.

The father testified in her trial that the drugs belonged to him. He told a jury that he asked his daughter to hold the drugs for him while he was in the hospital for medical problems.

Mary V. Murphy, an assistant state's attorney, said she would seek a prison term at an institution with sufficient medical facilities for the man, who is a diabetic and an amputee.

Police log

Elkridge: 6300 block of Beechfield Avenue: Four handguns were stolen after someone broke a home's window and entered Friday or Saturday, police said.

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