Cumberland Times-News

November 7, 2013

Pa. man critical following police chase

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — An Everett, Pa., man being chased by Pennsylvania State Police southward on U.S. Route 220 early Thursday crossed the state line where Maryland law enforcement officers successfully deployed tire deflation devices.

Joseph Clingerman, no age given, wrecked the truck he was driving, according to Pennsylvania State Police. He was transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, where he was in critical condition at 11 a.m., according to Maryland State Police.

Pennsylvania authorities said that unauthorized use of a 2001 Dodge truck was reported to them Wednesday. Thursday morning at 2:40 a.m., PSP troopers observed the vehicle and began pursuit.

According to the Allegany County 911 Center, Allegany County Office of the Sheriff joined MSP in responding to the section of U.S. 220 between Interstate 68 and the Pennsylvania state line.

Pennsylvania has charged Clingerman with unauthorized use of a vehicle and fleeing or attempting to allude police.

Also responding were MSP medevac helicopter Trooper 5 and firefighters from Bedford Road, Bowman’s Addition and Baltimore Pike as well as Bowman’s Addition ambulance.