TRAF­FIC RE­PORT

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Ch­ester­town Po­lice

CH­ESTER­TOWN — No charges were filed fol­low­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion of a col­li­sion of a res­cue ve­hi­cle and a mo­tor ve­hi­cle Oct. 4 on Wash­ing­ton Av­enue at the in­ter­sec­tion of Brown Street.

The driver of the mo­tor ve­hi­cle, iden­ti­fied as Brian Black, was trans­ported to the Univer­sity of Mary­land Shore Med­i­cal Cen­ter at Ch­ester­town for treat­ment of in­juries that did not ap­pear to be life-threat­en­ing, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The crash oc­curred shortly af­ter 8 p.m.

Black, 67, Ch­ester­town, was op­er­at­ing a 2006 Cadil­lac and Daniel Menchey, 34, Wor­ton, was op­er­at­ing a 1992 Pierce Lance res­cue ve­hi­cle from the Bet­ter­ton Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany, po­lice re­ported.

The unit was re­spond­ing to a wa­ter­craft in dis­tress in­ci­dent near Cliffs City.

The Bet­ter­ton res­cue truck was trav­el­ing down Wash­ing­ton Av­enue be­hind the Cadil­lac.

Black told po­lice he did not hear the res­cue ve­hi­cle’s siren and that is why he did not pull off to the side of the road.

In­stead, he tried to make a left-hand turn on to Brown Street.

Menchey, op­er­at­ing the res­cue truck, told po­lice he thought the car was go­ing to pull over to the right so he tried to pass the car on its left side. Sub­se­quently, Menchey swerved in an at­tempt to avoid strik­ing Black’s car, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The res­cue truck struck the Cadil­lac and then trav­eled into the yard of a res­i­dence on Wash­ing­ton Av­enue. Menchey was not in­jured.

Po­lice said the Cadil­lac was towed from the scene.

Kent County Sher­iff

CH­ESTER­TOWN — Jose Miguel Lopez Chilel, 31, Mary­del, on Oct. 7, was charged with driv­ing while im­paired by al­co­hol; and driv­ing while un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol.

He also was charged with fail­ure to avoid pro­ject­ing a glar­ing light within 500 feet of an ap­proach­ing ve­hi­cle; and fail­ure to dis­play reg­is­tra­tion card upon de­mand. He was re­leased on per­sonal re­cog­ni­zance.

DFC Scott W. Lock­er­man con­ducted the traf­fic stop at 2:16 a.m. on High Street at Cross Street.

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