2 state troopers injured when car skids in chase


Two state troopers were treated for minor injuries at Carroll County General Hospital early yesterday after their cruiser skidded into a guardrail during a high-speed chase on Route 97.

Police said Trooper Dwayne Lee Hinkle, 23, and Tfc. Mark Thomas Judge, 36, were chasing a suspicious vehicle north on Route 97 at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday when the driver passed two cars on a blind curve south of Motter Road.

When the drivers of the two cars slowed down, the troopers feared they would crash into the vehicles, police said. Trooper Hinkle skidded to the left into the guardrail, but regained control of the car and continued the pursuit.

Police said the driver of the suspicious vehicle was arrested in Pennsylvania. The troopers went to the hospital and were released after treatment.

Maryland State Police had become involved when officers from Littlestown, Pa., notified the Westminster barracks about 11 p.m. Tuesday that the suspicious vehicle was traveling south on Route 97 at a high rate of speed.

Littlestown officers lost the man, but Maryland State Police found him near Routes 97 and 496 north of Westminster and chased him back into Pennsylvania, where he was arrested. The chase reached speeds of more than 100 mph, police said.

Gary Leroy Salisbury Jr., 29, of the 1800 block of Burnwood Road in Baltimore was charged in Pennsylvania on traffic violations. Maryland officials filed a detainer for Mr. Salisbury for similar violations in Carroll County.

Mr. Salisbury was being held yesterday in the Adams County (Pa.) Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond.


Westminster: Westminster and Pleasant Valley units responded to a chimney fire in the 1000 block of Uniontown Road at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday. Units were out an hour and 35 minutes.

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