DWI Driver Hits State Trooper’s Vehicle in Waldorf

LA PLATA, Md. (May 08, 2008)—A Maryland State Trooper from the La Plata Barrack was involved in a three car accident on Tuesday. Non-life threatening injuries were received by persons in all three vehicles. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was to be charged with DWI among others.

According to the police report, Trooper Kemery Hunt was traveling southbound on MD Route 5 at St. Charles Parkway when a second vehicle failed to stop for the red light, attempted to make a left turn and struck Hunt's vehicle. The marked Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser was pushed into a third vehicle, a 1988 Ford Dump Truck operated by Clarence Thompson, age 64 of Waldorf.

The second vehicle, which caused the accident, was a 1990 Volvo operated by Leobardo Guzman Norvaez, age 34. The police report lists Norvaez's city of residence as "unknown."

Norvaez was transported to PG County Hospital via Trooper 7 helicopter with non-life threatening injuries.

Trooper Hunt and a passenger in his vehicle, James Dunaway, age 20 of Waldorf, were transported to Civista Medical Center via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries and released.

Thompson received non-life threatening injuries, but was not transported to a medical facility.

According to the police report, Norvaez was to be charged with DWI and numerous traffic violations with criminal charges.

The Investigation was to be continued and is being conducted by Cpl. Swann.

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