DWI charges are filed against Carroll Co. man in long car chase

September 01, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Manchester man accused of leading authorities on a five-mile car chase at speeds of more than 90 mph was arrested on drunken- driving and traffic charges after police placed spikes across the road to flatten his tires, court records show.

The chase began about 7:40 p.m. Monday on Route 91 in Gamber after Deputy Michael Zepp stopped a black Ford Thunderbird matching the description of a vehicle belonging to a suspect in a sexual harassment complaint. That incident remains under investigation.

The deputy asked for assistance and pursued the car to Fowblesburg in northwest Baltimore County before the car's tires were punctured. Anthony P. Brashewitz, 32, of the 4200 block of Hanover Pike was being held with bond set at $5,000 at Carroll County Detention Center in Westminster. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license, fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving and other traffic-related charges.

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