UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (October 7, 2015)—Maryland State Police arrested an impaired driver who left the scene of a crash that injured another in Prince Georges County late last night.
The driver is identified as Corey Britton, 37, of Upper Marlboro, who was operating a Nissan Maxima. He is charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision involving injury, driving under the influence, driving under the influence while transporting a minor, failure to control speed to avoid a collision and operating a vehicle in a negligent manner. Britton was released from the barrack per procedure after signing the citations, which is not an admission of guilt.
The driver of the second car is identified as Deborah McKinney, 54, of Largo. Ms. McKinney was transported by emergency medical personnel to Prince Georges County Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the collision.
Just before 11:00 p.m. yesterday, the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack was called by Ms. McKinney who reported her Cadillac DTS was struck in the rear by a Nissan Maxima. She also said the male driver appeared unsteady on his feet prior to returning to his car and leaving the scene. She was able to take pictures of the damage to both vehicles and the tag before the driver left the scene.
When troopers arrived on the scene, Ms. McKinney showed them pictures of the tag and damage to the other vehicle. A registration check through the Motor Vehicle Administration identified the owner as Mr. Britton.
At the address of the registered owner, troopers contacted a male, later identified as Britton, who appeared to be unsteady on his feet. Britton identified himself as a member of the Howard County Police Department. Based on the troopers observations, Britton was arrested and transported back to the Forestville Barrack for processing.
Cpl. Britton has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an investigation, according to a statement released today by Howard County Police Chief Gary Gardner.