Hagerstown man arrested on felony DUI charges in Franklin County

01 February 2023- A Hagerstown man is looking at multiple felony DUI charges after allegedly T-boning a driver in Waynesboro earlier this year. John Hagg McHenry is behind bars on $25,000 bail after being charged with felony DUI, an additional count of felony DUI with neglect for safety, and summary intersections controlled by signs. McHenry was originally given an unsecured bail of $15,000 but an additional bail hearing was given, raising it to $25,000 and making it a monetary bail after it was determined McHenry still had alcohol in his system at the time of being arraigned and to “ensure Def (McHenry) won’t have alcohol in his system before going on SCRAM”.

On January 8th, Washington Township PD were dispatched to an accident on Old Forge Road for reports of a vehicle accident at the intersection with Washington Township Boulevard. Police arrived and spoke to the victim, who said he did not sustain any significant injuries but he saw the driver of the other vehicle in a field near the accident. Police then caught up with the man, Identified as John McHenry of Hagerstown in an adjacent field. McHenry was allegedly visibly intoxicated, which was confirmed by a blood draw after his arrest as well as field sobriety tests. A witness as well as the victim confirmed that McHenry had run a stop sign early and had hit the victim’s passenger side door.

McHenry was taken into custody and a blood draw, resulting in a BAC of .205 after the fact. This was McHenry’s 3rd DUI.

McHenry is still behind bars on $25,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for February 7th.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39302-CR-0000046-2023, Incident Number: WTPD2023-00265