Maryland State Police Arrest Man Following Multiple Hit-And-Run Crashes In Queen Anne’s County
(CENTREVILLE, MD) – Maryland State Police arrested a man who is charged in connection with multiple hit-and-run crashes in just a matter of minutes Thursday morning in Queen Anne’s County.
Shortly before 11:40 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Centreville Barrack responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash along Route 50 East just after the exit of the Bay Bridge. According to a preliminary investigation, the suspect, who was driving a white Mercury sedan, had struck a guardrail on the Bay Bridge before it struck a tractor-trailer on eastbound Route 50 at Thompson Creek Road.
The suspect continued to drive east on Route 50 as troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of his vehicle. The suspect next struck a Honda CRV and a Chevy Tahoe. His vehicle eventually experienced mechanical failure and came to rest along the shoulder of Route 50 just prior to Maryland Route 213.
Troopers took the suspect into custody at the scene without further incident. According to a preliminary investigation, he also had possession of suspected heroin in his vehicle. The suspect was transported by ambulance to University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton for treatment of his injuries. His identity is being withheld pending the filing of formal charges.
No other injuries were reported as a result of this incident. Route 50 just prior to Route 213 was partially closed briefly following the crashes.
The case remains under investigation …
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