Taneytown motorist charged in chase


A motorist traveling up to 90 mph on Route 140 led police on a 16-mile chase to Taneytown Sunday night, Westminster police reported yesterday.

Police said an officer clocked the man at 65 mph in a 45-mph zone near Route 140 and Englar Road about 6 p.m. When the officer activated his emergency lights, the man accelerated and sped away.

"He was eluding police and passing vehicles on the right and on the left of the double yellow line," Lt. Dean Brewer said.

The man "bailed out" of his vehicle in the first block of Frederick Street in Taneytown, Lieutenant Brewer said.

Taneytown police arrested Gregory Lee Lambert, 28, who lives in that area, shortly after the car was abandoned, the lieutenant said.

Mr. Lambert was brought to Westminster and charged with one count of fleeing and eluding, driving with a revoked license, speeding and several other traffic violations. He is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.


* Westminster: A New Windsor Road resident told police Monday that his white 1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic was stolen from behind his house. Loss is estimated at $4,000.

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