PRINCETON - A man and a woman were
arrested after reportedly posing as emergency workers during a fire at the East
River Mountain Tunnel.
State Police in Mercer County told
Newswatch Colin Dunn, 30, of Maryland and Virginia Price, 30, of Maine are each
charged with obstructing an officer.
Sgt. D. W. Miller said Dunn and
Price took an emergency services vehicle, drove it through the tunnel from the
West Virginia side to the Virginia side, put on firefighting gear, then
attempted to assist crews on-scene. Miller said they were arrested after walking
through the tunnel and entering West Virginia again.
The original fire had started around 3
p.m. Friday after a tractor trailer driver told emergency service personnel
that his engine was acting up. The fire lasted for more than two hours before
it was extinguished. The northbound lanes of the tunnel were closed for more
than 18 hours.
Dunn and Price were arraigned Friday, according
to Miller. Additional charges could be pending.