Driver ejected in crash at deal­er­ship af­ter po­lice pur­suit

Re­port­edly drove car with­out li­cense, ex­pired tags

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By AN­DREW RICHARD­SON arichard­son@somd­news.com

Af­ter re­port­edly speed­ing away from a traf­fic stop Mon­day night, au­thor­i­ties say a man led po­lice on a brief pur­suit, end­ing with the sus­pect crash­ing into a Wal­dorf car deal­er­ship.

The force of the col­li­sion caused the 26-year-old man from Wash­ing­ton, D.C., to be ejected from the Chevrolet Ca­maro, ac­cord­ing to a Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice spokesper­son. He sus­tained mul­ti­ple in­juries and was flown to the hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Around 6:10 p.m. on Mon­day, a sher­iff’s

of­fice deputy no­ticed the Ca­maro had an ex- pired li­cense plate and at­tempted to pull the driver over in the area of U.S. 301 and St. Pa­tricks Drive in Wal­dorf, ac­cord­ing to au­thori- ties. The driver, howev- er, re­fused to stop and sped off on north­bound U.S. 301 at a high rate of speed. Nearly three miles away, the driver lost con­trol and crashed into a pil­lar out­side the Chevrolet deal­er­ship.

The man, who re­mains in crit­i­cal con­di­tion as of press time Tues­day morn­ing, has not been charged yet due to the na­ture of his in­juries, po­lice say. In ad­di­tion to the ex­pired li­cense plate, the man was re­port­edly driv­ing with­out a li­cense, though it re­mains un­clear why he fled the traf­fic stop.

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