MSP Reports for Charles County

LA PLATA, Md. - The La Plata Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.

WOMAN OUT OF CONTROL: On July 13, 2007, at approximately 12:15 a.m., Tpr. R. Wilt was on routine patrol traveling on Maryland Route 925, in the area of VFW Road, when he observed the vehicle traveling in front of him slam on its brakes and swerve to the right. It was then when Tpr. Wilt observed a female subject in the middle of Maryland Route 925 waving her arm at the vehicle. Tpr. Wilt activated his emergency equipment began to pull to the shoulder when a mini-van traveling southbound on Maryland Route 925 swerved to avoid the female subject. As Tpr. Wilt made contact with the subject, she was combative, and refused to get out of the middle of the roadway. Each time the subject spoke, Tpr. Wilt could smell a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath. Her speech was very slurred and hard to understand.

After telling the subject multiple times if she did not provide her identification she would be detained until her identity could be verified. The subject then provided her driver’s license, and was identified as Diane Grace Veilleux, 47 years, of Indian Head, Md.

During Tpr. Wilt’s conversation with Veilleux, she became verbally combative. At this time Tpr. Wilt was advised via dispatch that Veilleux had been previously advised about being in the middle of the roadway. Tpr. Wilt asked Veilleux if she would keep from the roadway. Veilleux she had no choice and Tpr. Wilt should deal with it. Veilleux was placed under arrest for Failure to obey a lawful order, disorderly conduct and disorderly intoxication.

When Veilleux was placed in the patrol car, she became verbally abusive and loud. When they arrived at the MSP La Plata Barrack, Veilleux refused to exit Tpr. Wilt’s patrol car. Tpr. Wilt assisted Veilleux out of the vehicle. Once Veilleux was inside the barrack and Tpr. Wilt began the initial paperwork process, a female Charles County Deputy entered the processing room to give a search of Veilleux. Veilleux became physically combative. When Tpr. Wilt removed the handcuff off Veilleux so she could sit down; she immediately struck Tpr. Wilt in the face. Veilleux was immediately taking to the holding cell until the paperwork process was completed.

Veilleux was then transported to the Charles County Detention Center for further processing. At the Detention Center, a white powder substance was discovered and a half burnt marijuana cigarette.

Veilleux was charged with the following: intoxicated in the middle of a public roadway; did intentionally cause physical injury in the second degree to Tpr. Wilt, a law enforcement officer engaged in the performance of his official duties; did willfully act in a disorderly manner to the disturbance of the public peace; did intentionally resist a lawful arrest; did willfully fail to obey a reasonable and lawful order of a law enforcement officer, to wit, say out of the roadway and refused to provide identification, made to prevent a disturbance to the public peace; did possess a controlled dangerous substance of schedule I, to wit; marijuana; and did willfully and maliciously molest La Plata Barrack cell door, the real property of the Maryland State Police owner to the amount of damage having a value of less than $500.

DUI, CDS ARREST: On July 14, 2007, at approximately 2:20 a.m., Tpr. R. Wilt was on routine patrol when he was dispatched to U.S. Route 301, north of Maryland Route 227. Upon Tpr. Wilt’s arrival, MSP Sgt. J. LeMay had detained a subject who was identified as Jason William Torres, 27 years, of Waldorf, MD, for a speed violation and failure to drive within a single lane. Tpr. Wilt made contact with the driver and was immediately struck by the odor of an alcoholic beverage. After completing a series of field sobriety test, Torres was placed under arrest for DUI. A search subsequent to the arrest revealed a clear plastic baggie in the center console area containing a greenish-brown substance, suspected marijuana. Torres was taken to the La Plata Barrack for the initial processing and then transported to the Charles County Detection Center pending a bond review. Torres was charged with the following: did possess a controlled dangerous substance of schedule I, to wit: marijuana; and DUI.

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