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Man Arrested after Driving Through Scene

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Feb 5, 2009, 05:21

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While crews operated at a vehicle accident with entrapment on Oregon Pike, a Lancaster City man attempted to drive through the scene. Quick actions by Manheim Township Police led to an arrest of the suspect.


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See the Lancaster News article below:

"Manheim Township police have arrested a Lancaster man who allegedly tried to drive through an accident scene packed with emergency crews.

Jeffrey T. Toney, 23, of the 100 block of Church Street, apparently had good reason to avoid police: He is wanted in four different cases involving 11 charges, including seven felonies, according to court records.

Toney was charged Wednesday morning with recklessly endangering another person and presenting a false identification to police, according to Manheim Township police Sgt. Tom Rudzinski.

Rudzinski said Toney was traveling north on Oregon Pike at 12:15 a.m. when he drove around fire police as crews were clearing up a crash scene. Police said Toney nearly struck emergency personnel.

Toney was turned over to Lancaster city police on outstanding warrants, Rudzinski said. He faces charges from three arrests in 2007 and one in 2006, according to court records.

Charges against him include manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, simple assault, illegal possession of a firearm, criminal conspiracy and attempting to flee or elude a police officer.

Toney is scheduled to be in Lancaster County Court courtrooms 3 and 12 on Monday and is slated for two appearances in courtroom 10 on Tuesday.

Toney in December was listed No. 7 on Lancaster City's list of the Top 10 scofflaws. According to that list, Toney faces two driving under suspension charges, six parking tickets and one no rear lights on vehicle violation."
By PATRICK BURNS, Staff Writer

This is a reminder for all emergency crews to always be cognisant of there surroundings while operating on roadways. This fairly minor situation could have had a much more serious outcome. Again, Thank you to the MTPD for swift actions taken by officers on scene.

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