West Manheim Township Police say a Hanover man was in the midst of a road rage incident when he allegedly caused a three-vehicle crash in June.

Benjamin Miles Long, 30, no exact address provided, is charged with DUI, aggravated assault by vehicle, reckless driving, following too closely, careless driving and driving without a license, according to police.

He is free on $15,000 unsecured bail, police said.

Long was driving a Chrysler Voyager north on Baltimore Pike when, about 10:30 p.m. June 19, he didn't stop for a line of stopped vehicles. He swerved into the oncoming lane and hit a Mitsubishi Gallant, driven by a 17-year-old girl, head on, police said.

The girl had to be extricated by emergency personnel and was taken to Hanover Hospital in serious condition.

Long was flown York Hospital in serious condition. The van also struck a Mazda MSX, but no one in that vehicle was injured.

Just before the crash, Long was involved in a road rage incident, in which he was allegedly tailgating, passing and attempting to distract the driver of a vehicle in front of him, police said.

Alcohol, drugs and reckless driving are contributing factors of the crash, police said.



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