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Ramming Suspect's Vehicle Located In WV

Ramming Suspect's Vehicle Located In WV

The search is continuing by police for a man who rammed the SUV that he was operating into the back of a Maryland State Trooper's patrol vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway and travel up an embankment on Friday.

It happened in the area of Route 340 and Route 17.  Sgt. Scott Rice, 51, had to be flown to Shock Trauma, in Baltimore.  He was later released. 

Just after 11:00 a.m. Friday morning, Sgt. Rice was working an extra duty assignment near Route 340 when he heard a vehicle pursuit approaching his location.  As he was traveling with the emergency equipment on his vehicle activated, Sgt. Rice saw a black Jeep approaching his marked patrol unit at a high rate of speed.  The Jeep came directly behind Sgt. Rice's vehicle and intentionally rammed his car multiple times.  The impact forced Sgt. Rice's vehicle off the roadway. 

The pursuit continued into Virginia and West Virginia where the troopers lost sight of the Jeep. 

The suspect's vehicle was later located and recovered in the West Hills Ridge Area, in Jefferson County, W.V., according to Sgt. Chatfield, Frederick Barrack. 

The Journal reported that the vehicle was towed to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. 

"The vehicle is there and charges will be forthcoming. It could be as soon as Monday," said Sgt. Chatfield. 


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