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Vehicle Pursuit Through Wicomico Co. Lands One Man In Handcuffs

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Joshua Robinson-Gripper, 22, of Washington, DC Joshua Robinson-Gripper, 22, of Washington, DC

WICOMICO CO., Md. - A Washington DC man was arrested on Sunday, after he allegedly fled from Police in Salisbury, and crashed near Hebron.

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says around 8:50 PM, a Deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle on Salisbury Parkway, near Civic Avenue. Police say the vehicle had run a red light at 120 MPH, in a 35 MPH zone. According to the report, instead of stopping for the Deputy, the driver continued at a high rate of speed, while running more traffic lights, and passing other drivers.

Police say at one point, the driver drove Westbound in the Eastbound lane. The driver was forced off the road, and into a guard rail by stopped traffic, at which point the Deputy apparently assumed that the chase was over, and got out of his vehicle and approached what was believed to be the disabled vehicle. Police say the vehicle then took off again, forcing the Deputy to pursue it.

The driver reportedly continued on Westbound Ocean Gateway, dragging its front and back bumpers, causing sparks, until he eventually crashed into a dirt embankment in the Hebron area. At this point, the Deputy assisted the driver, 22-year-old Joshua Robinson-Gripper, from the vehicle, which was reported stolen by the Ocean City Police Department. Police say Robinson-Gripper first gave the Deputy, false identification.

Robinson-Gripper was arrested, and charged with a slew of offenses including false name to avoid prosecution, speeding, reckless driving, failure to obey traffic control device, driving without a licence, attempting to flee and elude, and failure of vehicle driver to stop after unattended property damage. Robinson-Gripper was released on bond, after an appearance with the Commissioner. He is reportedly being extradited to Worcester County, on $75,000 bond.

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