Drunk Caught Exceeding Limit by 95 MPH - Had No Driver's License - Southern Maryland Headline News

Drunk Caught Exceeding Limit by 95 MPH - Had No Driver's License

On 8/30/04 Corporal J. Shoemaker was patrolling south on Maryland Rt. 235, Lexington Park, Maryland when a vehicle passed him in excess of 100 Miles Per Hour. Cpl. Shoemaker began to pace the vehicle and determined the vehicle's speed to be 135 Miles Per Hour. The vehicle failed to stop for the red traffic signal at McArthur Blvd. and continued south on Rt. 235. The vehicle then attempted to turn onto Pegg Road. The operator, Charles A. Runyan, Jr. age 28, of Lexington Park, Maryland failed to negotiate the turn and struck the curb causing major damage to the vehicle. Mr. Runyan was determined to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and had no driver's license. Mr. Runyan was unable to perform the requested field sobriety tests. Mr. Runyan was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with Driving While under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving while Intoxicated, Driving Without a License, Driving 135 Mph in a 40 Mph Zone, Failing to Stop for a Red Traffic Signal, and Reckless Driving. Mr. Runyan was incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

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