Drunk Driver Attempts to Flee Police
Waynesboro, PA (July 7, 2018) On Saturday, at 2:00 p.m., an officer saw a black Chevrolet driving in two lanes. The police officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle fled the scene at 100mph on Wayne Highway. Police followed the car and used a tire deflation device to stop the car. Although the tires deflated, the driver kept trying to escape. Another police car drove in front of the Chevrolet to stop the driver from entering Chambersburg. The upset driver then hit the back of the police car, causing $5,000 worth of damage.
When police arrested the driver, 49-year old Clay A. Fissel, they reported his breath smelled of alcohol and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot red. Pennsylvania State Police charged Fissel with aggravated assault, institutional vandalism, driving under the influence, attempting to flee a police officer, and resisting arrest.
Negligent driving is the most common cause for motor vehicle accidents. In this case, police charged Fissel with multiple accounts of negligence, such as driving under the influence and speeding. Although he only hit one police car, he could have crashed into multiple other cars, causing major damage to innocent people. Anyone driving irresponsibly deserves to compensate victims who suffer severe or fatal injuries.
At Edelstein, Martin, & Nelson, we understand the negative impact accidents cause our clients and their loved ones. These impacts can be physical, emotional, and psychological. We believe our clients deserve to be compensated for their damages and losses. We do everything within our power to make that possible. If you, or someone you know, has been involved in an accident, call 888-208-1810.