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DUI Charges Following Route 220 Accident Tuesday Evening

September 11th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

On September 10, 2019 at approximately 8:43 p.m. deputies from Allegany County Sheriff's Office responded to the intersection of Route 220 south and Route 956, Rawlings, MD for a report of motor vehicle crash with reported injuries. 

Upon arrival deputies determined that a 2012 Ford pickup truck operated by, Todd Sloane (62 of Ridgeley, WV)  had been traveling south on Rt. 220 when he attempted to turn onto Rt. 956.  Sloane's vehicle pulled into the path of a northbound Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Tanner Van Meter, 21 of Rawlings, MD.

Van Meter was initially  transported to the Western Maryland Health System for treatment of serious injuries. He was later transferred to the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma in Baltimore, MD. 

 During the course of the investigation deputies detected the odor of alcohol emanating from Mr. Sloane. Mr. Sloane was administered "Standardized Field Sobriety Tests" and was subsequently placed under arrest for D.U.I. relates charges.

Crash Reconstructionists with the Sheriff's Office, and Cumberland City Police responded to the scene, and are continuing to investigate the collision. 

The Cresaptown Vol. Fire Department, and EMS division also responded to the scene. Rt. 220 remained closed for approximately 2 hours.


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