(01/10/2011)
A Clarksburg man is facing 11-charges following a six vehicle collision west of Grantsville on New Years Day.

Willie Shane Nicholson, 30, will appear Tuesday before magistrate Rick Postalwait in Grantsville.

Local officials said the multiple crash was the worst they had ever seen, with debris strung up and down State Rt. 5. Fortunately, no one was hurt, although Nicholson received minor injuries.

Nicholson fled from Grantsville police officers following a traffic stop, Grantsville patrolman Rob Bradley said Nicholson reached speeds over 90 mph.

"He [Nicholson] never hit his brakes," said officer Bradley.

He crashed his truck into four parked vehicles, his vehicle then landed upside down on the highway with a Grantsville police cruiser receiving damages averting the pile-up.

Among his charges, driving suspended, DUI 3rd offense, fleeing DUI, reckless driving crashing with damage, speeding, expired registration, no insurance, fleeing on foot, fleeing with reckless indifference and obstructing.

Sources close to the investigation indicated Nicholson had a four-page record, including DUI, fleeing, driving revoked, domestic battery, probation violation, and several other charges.


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