WALDORF, Md. - In two separate incidents, brazen young men from Charles County chose to lead police on a pursuit rather than surrender to authorities. Both men were ultimately apprehended and arrested. No one was injured in either incident.
The first incident occurred on Oct. 21. At 9:45 a.m. Officer D. Major attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a passenger car on Berry Road near Festival Way in Waldorf
because the vehicle's display tags were registered to a truck. The driver did not stop and continued west on Berry Road, running the red light at Western Parkway and driving through the median and into eastbound traffic.
The driver finally stopped the vehicle in his driveway in the 2900 block of Marsh Hawk Drive.
He struck another vehicle in the driveway, causing minor damage. No one was injured. He was walking away from his vehicle when he was taken into custody.
Officers identified the driver as Daniel Joseph Ickes, 20, of Waldorf and charged him with driving while suspended, fleeing and eluding, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving an uninsured vehicle, reckless driving, negligent driving and numerous other traffic violations.
The second incident occurred later the same day. At 9:43 p.m., the Charles County Sheriffs office dispatched a lookout for three vehicles that appeared to be racing on northbound Crain Highway from the area of Marshall Corner Road. Officer W. Halt and Officer J. Cooney responded to Crain Highway, near Smallwood Drive, where they located the vehicles.
Officer Halt stopped one of the vehicles. Officer Cooney attempted to stop the other vehicle, a Kia wagon, but the driver
refused to stop. The Kia turned onto Mall Circle driving at a high rate of speed, maneuvering in and out of parked cars, running over curbs, and almost striking several parked cars before Officer Cooney and other officers were able to stop it in the parking lot of the AMC Lowes movie theater.
As officers attempted to arrest the driver, he punched one of the officers. He was arrested without further incident and charged with assault on a police officer, fleeing and eluding and speeding.
He was identified as a 17-year-old Indian Head boy. He was released to the custody of his parents.