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Two Arrested After Apparently Trying To Elude Police After A Crash

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Shawn Saunders, 41, of Salisbury Shawn Saunders, 41, of Salisbury
Joseph Schaffer, 24, of Salisbury Joseph Schaffer, 24, of Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. - Two men were arrested after one allegedly crashed his truck, and the other came to tow him away. According to the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, Joseph Schaffer, 24, of Salisbury, was driving on Johnson Road, when he drove off the road, and into a tree.

The sheriff's office says that while they were en route to the crash, another truck, driven by Shawn Saunders, 41, of Salisbury, came to the scene and towed Schaffer's truck away with a tow rope. Police caught up with the trucks and apparently attempted to stop them, as the towing was creating large sparks in the roadway. At one point, officials say the trucks ran a mini-van off the road after the towed truck crossed into the other lane.

The deputy reportedly followed the two trucks for over a mile before they finally turned into a driveway. They talked to Saunders who allegedly told the deputy that he was colorblind so he couldn't see the lights, and didn't hear the siren. An investigation showed that Saunder's license had been suspended since 2009. He was arrested, and charged with attempting to flee and elude, driving while suspended, and reckless endangerment.

When the deputy spoke with Schaffer, who crashed into the tree in the first place and then was in the towed truck attempting to keep it straight, reportedly smelled strongly of alcohol. According to the report, he failed sobriety tests at the scene, so he was arrested for driving under the influence. An investigation in Schaffer revealed that his license was suspended, and he was wanted out of Sussex County, DE. He was additionally charged with driving while suspended and is being held without bond pending extradition to Delaware.

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