LEONARDTOWN, Md. - A Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) driven by a 31-year-old male initiated a three vehicle accident on Sunday when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The driver attempted to flee the scene on foot, but was detained by an off-duty D.C. Police officer. Police did not identify the man, but they did say that he is a Mexican citizen who does not hold a U.S. driver's license. It is not currently known if the man is in the United States illegally.
On Sunday, July 15, 2007 at approximately 2:10 p.m., St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputies responded to a motor vehicle collision on St. Andrew's Church Road approximately one mile north of Three Notch Road. Police say that an SUV attempted to pass a stopped vehicle and in turn went off the roadway. The operator lost control causing the vehicle to roll over. The vehicle rolled several times, striking a vehicle headed in the opposite direction, before being struck itself by a third vehicle.
The operator of the at-fault vehicle exited and began to flee on foot. He was detained by an Off-Duty Metropolitan D.C. Police officer until Deputies arrived. The suspect, a 31-year-old male from Mexico, was transported to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment. He faces numerous charges and does not hold a United States drivers license.
Police did not report injuries to any other people who were involved in the incident.
Deputy Eric Walker is the investigating Deputy and was assisted on the scene by the Maryland State Police.