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July 9, 2007

Police arrest woman driving on three tires

MEXICO FARMS - A woman who fled the scene of a collision in Hampshire County, W.Va., was arrested by city and state police after she drove to the Cumberland area with no tail lights and only three tires.

Cathy Jo Shuping, 36, of Frostburg, was charged with driving while intoxicated after police found her driving her Mitsubishi Montero at 12:54 a.m Sunday on Mexico Farms Road, just north of state Route 51. Police said sparks were coming from the vehicle when they stopped her.

In addition to the DUI charge, Shuping was also charged with negligent driving and operating an unsafe motor vehicle. Charges are also pending in West Virginia, through the Hampshire County Sheriff's Department.

A joint effort between the Maryland State Police at LaVale barrack and Cumberland Police Department led to Shuping's arrest.

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