PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (November 5, 2007)—A 33-year-old motorcyclist first landed on a grassy median strip before heading off to the hospital and then jail after leading a Calvert Deputy on a wild chase last Thursday. The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Anthony Coney, 33, of Mt. Rainier.
According to the Calvert County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 4:00 p.m., DFC James Smith attempted a traffic stop on a 2000 Suzuki motorcycle, driven by Coney, that had been reported to be traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Cox Road and Md. Rt. 2 southbound in Huntingtown. Coney continued southbound, fleeing from police at excessive speeds. Coney then attempted a U-turn in the grassy median in front of the Prince Frederick Wal-Mart store where he lost control and was ejected from the bike.
Coney was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding and driving on a suspended license in addition to numerous traffic citations.
Coney was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained in the crash. He was then taken to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was held on a $10,000 bond.