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Trooper Flown to Hospital During Chase Through Multiple Counties

It happened around 11 a.m. Friday in the area of U.S. 340 and Route 17.

FREDERICK, Md. – Maryland State Police Frederick Barrack say they are searching for the driver in connection to an extensive chase that went through multiple counties and injured a state trooper.

It happened around 11 a.m. Friday in the area of U.S. 340 and Route 17.

State Police say a man driving a black Jeep Commander refused to stop for police in Howard County, and struck another vehicle in Carroll County.

Police say as the driver was speeding down the roadway, he intentionally rammed his Jeep multiple times into the back of MSP Sergeant Scott Rice’s patrol cruiser. The cruiser lost control, went off of the roadway and into an embankment.

Sergeant Rice was flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment.

State Police say the chase continued into Virginia and West Virginia, where troopers lost sight of the Jeep. Investigators from the Crash Team and the Criminal Enforcement Bureau are assisting in the ongoing investigation.

West Virginia State Police have been searching the area in an attempt to locate the vehicle.


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