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Posted at 7:48 AM ET, 12/21/2010

Tractor-trailer chase races through Md.

By The Associated Press

Washington County, Md., authorities say a tractor-trailer driver is in custody after leading police on a chase up Interstate 81 through parts of West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Washington County 911 Supervisor Wayne Bockstanz says the truck with Mississippi plates struck several civilian and police vehicles along the 12-mile Maryland stretch near Hagerstown on Monday morning.

No injuries were reported in Maryland.

Bockstanz says one collision shredded the truck's front tires and caused it to slow to about 35 mph near the Pennsylvania state line.

He says the driver lost control of the truck at Exit 5 near Greencastle, Pa., and drove into the median strip where he was taken into custody shortly after 9 a.m.

Forty-two-year-old Thomas L. McNeel of Pontotoc, Miss., has been charged in Maryland with assault, fleeing and eluding police and other offenses.

By The Associated Press  | December 21, 2010; 7:48 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation, Maryland  
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Comments

This should be thoroughly investigated. Was the driver under pressure to put in an extreme amount of time behind the wheel, possibly leading him to take a stimulant drug? Truck driving is one of the hardest and most stressful jobs.

Posted by: catbird500 | December 21, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

This is really close to where I live and I can assure you that its a very busy section of I-81. This clown put A LOT of people's safety at risk driving as he did.
I hope they put him away for a very long time.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | December 21, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

We got ourselves a runner boys....

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | December 21, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

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