St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 14, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

DUI, ILLEGAL DRUGS: On April 8 a lookout was dispatched for a possible drunk driver. Corporal C Earle observed the vehicle and stopped it as it pulled into the Fast Stop at intersection of Route 235 and Route 6 in Mechanicsville. The driver was identified as Edward Raleigh Curley, IV, age 28, of Hollywood. Curley appeared to be under the influence and was given a field sobriety test. As a result of the test Curley was arrested for driving under the influence. Once arrested Curley became disorderly and refused to be placed in the police cruiser by fling his body and kicking. Curley was eventually placed in the cruiser. Search incident to the arrest revealed controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia and suspected cocaine residue. Cherry Bien Sy, 25 of Mechanicsville, was the front seat passenger of Curley's vehicle. Further search incident to the arrest revealed plastic baggies containing schedule II and schedule III controlled pills and cocaine residue. No prescription pill bottles with Sy name were located in the vehicle. Sy was arrested. Sy also became disorderly upon arrest and refused to be placed in the police cruiser. Both subjects were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

BORDER TO BORDER DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED SATURATION PATROLS: In an ongoing effort to get drunk drivers off the roadways the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the Calvert County Sheriff's Office, will be conducting border to border driving while intoxicated saturation patrols from April 13, 2009 through April 19, 2009. Driving While Intoxicated Saturation Patrols are set up to identify impaired drivers and are funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK POINT: The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the St. Mary's County Board of Education and the Maryland State Highway Safety Office, will sponsors a FREE Child Safety Seat Check Point at Margaret Brent Middle School on Thursday, April 30, 2009 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14 in the United States. In 2008 an average of 5 children, ages 14 and younger, were killed and an additional 568 children were injured in motor vehicle crashes each day across the Nation. Even a sudden stop can seriously injure a child who is not riding securely in the proper type of child safety seat.

Are you and your child passengers properly restrained while traveling in a motor vehicle? On April 30th let our certified Child Safety Seat Technicians check, fix and educate you on how to properly secure and transport children.

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