Hit and Run Accident Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder

A man from Newark, Maryland allegedly caused a rollover collision in Salisbury, Maryland while driving under the influence of alcohol on Monday, March 22, 2010. It was reported that the man fled the scene of the accident and proceeded to ram into the side of a police car. According to the The Daily Times, the suspect is being charged with attempted murder, assault and driving under the influence of alcohol.

A concerned citizen reported the collision to local police and said that the driver was probably intoxicated and fleeing the accident. This bystander followed the suspect’s vehicle, while remaining in contact with the police. The police then located the suspect’s vehicle at a stop sign and positioned their patrol cars around his car in order to stop him from fleeing. The suspect proceeded to accelerate his vehicle and struck the passenger side of one of the patrol vehicles. After attempting to flee a second time, the man was arrested and taken into custody.

The incident was captured on vehicle cameras and is being investigated by the Wicomico County Bureau of Investigation. Police say the man was under the influence of alcohol and in possession of marijuana. He faces charges of second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property, DUI and possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to the County Detention center. No injuries were sustained as a result of the collision.

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Source: http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20100323/NEWS01/100323009/1002/SALISBURY–Man-charged-with-attempted-murder-after-ramming-police-car

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