Alleged Drunk Hits Stopped Police Car; Emergency Lights Were Activated - Southern Maryland Headline News

Alleged Drunk Hits Stopped Police Car; Emergency Lights Were Activated

BELTSVILLE, Md. (Oct. 5, 2016)—Shortly after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, a Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack trooper responded to a vehicle collision on northbound IS-95 at Rt. 200 ICC (Inter County Connector), Beltsville. While the trooper was handling that collision on the right shoulder, a Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA) Police Officer arrived to assist the trooper at the scene. All vehicles were parked on the right side of the roadway in a construction zone away from the flow of traffic.

The MTA Officer was sitting in the driver's side seat in his marked Chevy Caprice patrol vehicle with his emergency lights activated. The driver of a Chevy Cruise collided with the driver's side of the officer's cruiser, deploying the officer's vehicle airbags.

After the collision, the driver of the Cruise fled the scene. Troopers were able to locate that vehicle driving north on IS-95 and a traffic stop was initiated. The driver was ultimately arrested for suspected impaired driving.

The operator of the Chevy Cruise was identified as the registered owner, Carol Reed, 43, of Columbia, Maryland

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack.

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