Waldorf Man Takes Police on Short Chase; Arrested for Drugs - Southern Maryland Headline News

Waldorf Man Takes Police on Short Chase; Arrested for Drugs


LA PLATA, Md. - According to the Charles County Sheriff's Office, officers today arrested a twenty-five year-old Waldorf man, who led them on a short pursuit, and charged him with intent to distribute cocaine and numerous traffic charges.

On March 1 at 1:06 p.m., Officer M. Davidson was patrolling the 4400 block of Chicamuxen Road in Indian Head when he observed a Buick parked in a lot. The vehicle was displaying tags that belonged on a Saturn.

Several minutes later, the Buick left the parking lot. Officer Davidson attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop. Davidson pursued the vehicle on Chicamuxen Road. At the intersection of Route 425, Sgt. J. Stoddard had deployed stop-sticks. The Buick struck the stop-sticks, causing the passenger side tires to deflate.

According to police, the vehicle then turned onto Hawthorne Road and the driver began throwing drugs from the car. The vehicle eventually stopped when it reached Miller Hill Road. The driver was arrested without further incident.

Officer Davidson recovered crack-cocaine in the vehicle and two scales. Officers, including a K9 team, conducted an extensive search and recovered the additional drugs the driver had attempted to dispose of by throwing them out the window of the vehicle.

The driver, Michael Barrington Douglas, 25, of Waldorf, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and numerous traffic charges. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

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