CALIFORNIA, Md. (August 8, 2011)—The Sheriff's Office in Calvert County has disclosed that one of its deputies crashed a police cruiser while on duty on Saturday, July 30 around 9:51 p.m. Police say Deputy Stephen Esposito was responding to a priority-one call in Chesapeake Beach for shots fired into an occupied residence.
According to the Sheriff's Office's account, as Deputy Esposito entered the Chesapeake Beach town limits on Route 260, he attempted to pass the traffic ahead of him by traveling down the center lane. Subsequently, Deputy Esposito
struck a concrete median area. There were no other vehicles involved.
Deputy Esposito sustained a minor injury to his hand when his air bag deployed and was subsequently treated and released at Calvert Memorial Hospital.
Police say the crash is still under investigation.
This is at least the second time