Driver ejected in crash at dealership after police pursuit
Reportedly drove car without license, expired tags
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.