Hampstead man gets year for probation violation...


Hampstead man gets year for probation violation in DWI case

A Hampstead man who violated probation by failing to report to a drinking and driving monitor was sentenced yesterday to a year in the county jail, court records show.

Charles E. Brittain IV, 23, of the 4300 block of Downhill Trail was given credit for having served 15 days in jail on the driving-while-intoxicated charge.

Court records show Brittain was pulled over for speeding in Westminster in April 1997. He was charged with speeding -- more than 15 mph over the limit -- and drunken driving when his blood-alcohol content registered 0.11, slightly above the legal limit for state motorists.

Brittain was sentenced in July 1998 to a year in jail with all but 15 days suspended, court records showed.

He was placed on two years' probation after he was released and ordered to be supervised by the state's drinking and driving monitor program.

Brittain failed to report to the monitor in July.

Route 30 section to be closed for rail crossing repair

The State Highway Administration will close Route 30 south of Hampstead this weekend to allow CSX to repair the railroad crossing north of Trenton Mill Road.

Route 30 will be closed from tomorrow evening to 5 a.m. Monday, weather permitting.

Northbound traffic will be detoured to a left at Lees Mill Road, right on St. Paul Road, right on Houcksville Road and back to Route 30.

Southbound traffic will do the detour in reverse.

Trucks traveling north on Route 30 will be detoured to westbound Route 140 to northbound Route 27, back to Route 30.

Message signs, temporary signs and arrow boards will direct motorists through the detour.

Information: 410-525-8285.


Lineboro: Firefighters responded at 4: 40 a.m. yesterday to a trash fire on Route 216. Units were out 56 minutes.

Manchester: Firefighters from Manchester, Hampstead and Lineboro responded at 4: 36 p.m. Tuesday to a house fire in the 2500 block of Old Fort Schoolhouse Road. Units were out more than 40 minutes.

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