ANNAPOLIS (November 2, 2007) - The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) today released the following incident and arrest reports. NRP is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., NRP charged a Virginia man with hunting while intoxicated in Purse State Park in Charles County.
While on patrol, NRP made contact with Arnold Lee Wallace, 59, of Alexandria, Va. as he walked from a wooded area along Riverside Road. Wallace was carrying a loaded muzzleloader rifle. Wallace displayed signs of intoxication and after failing field sobriety tests was charged with carrying a firearm while hunting under the influence of alcohol, negligent hunting, hunting at nighttime and failure to display hunting license on demand.
He was released on his signature to a sober friend at the scene. A preliminary hearing date of Nov. 13 has been scheduled for Wallace in Charles County District Court.