The Maryland Natural Resources Police has charged several people with drug and alcohol offenses on state waterways, public lands and highways in Garrett and Washington counties.
Garrett County ─ A Hampstead man was charged with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol last Saturday night on Deep Creek Lake.
Jack Edward Brown, 44, was stopped after officers noticed he was operating his boat without running lights. Brown registered a .15 blood alcohol content when tested at the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office. Under Maryland law, a person can be charged with operating under the influence (OUI) when his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 percent or higher.
Brown is scheduled to appear in Garrett District Court on August 20. Penalties for an OUI conviction include a fine up to $1,000 and a jail sentence of up to one year.
Garrett County ─ NRP officers charged a Pennsylvania man with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia last Saturday night during a routine patrol of Savage River State Forest campground.
Christopher Michael Massimino, 31, of Carnegie, had a small glass jar of marijuana on a picnic table in plain sight of the officers.
A trial date in Garrett District Court has not been set. The maximum penalty if convicted of both charges is a $1,000 fine and/or 90 days in jail.
Garrett County ─ A Cumberland man was charged with speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop June 15 in Savage River State Forest.
Jason Scott Creegan, 28, registered a .10 blood alcohol content when tested at the Maryland State Police barracks in McHenry. Under Maryland law, a driver can be charged with DUI when his or her BAC is 0.08 percent or higher.
A trial date in Garrett District Court has not been scheduled. The maximum penalty for a first offense DUI is a $1,000 fine and a 120-day license suspension.
Worcester County ─ Two men each received two citations for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after a traffic stop on MD 611 near Assateague June 14.
Gary Reinicker Herr, 41, of Ocean City, and Jeffery Ira Krasner, 57, of New York City, were stopped at 10 p.m. after an officer noticed erratic driving and their vehicle passed the police cruiser in a no-passing zone.
A trial date in Worcester District Court has not been set. If found guilty, the maximum penalty for both offenses is $1,000 and or 90 days in jail.