A police officer was reported as a victim in a recent accident case in
Maryland. A man accused ofdrunk driving now faces attempted murder charges and various assault charges in the
incident. The series of events unfolded when police responded to a call
on a recent Monday in Cambridge.
It was approximately 8:35 p.m. when police were called to a car accident
scene. Reportedly, the driver of a pickup truck that had been involved
in the accident had apparently fled the scene. As police began responding
to the incident, they received a call saying that a truck matching the
description of the one that had left the accident scene was witnessed
at a nearby location.
Police have reported that an officer arrived at the parking lot the caller
had noted, stopped his vehicle and implemented his cruiser's emergency
devices to stop the pickup as the driver attempted to leave the parking
lot. Rather than stopping, the pickup truck driver is said to have engaged
the accelerator in his vehicle, driving head-on into the police vehicle.
The man reportedly held his foot on the accelerator so that the police
car was being pushed in a backward direction.
The police officer in the cruiser and the man in the pickup truck were
both taken to area hospitals, treated for injuries and released. The man
was charged with several counts of attempted murder and several counts
of assault. He is being held on a $300,000 bond. Similar cases of drunk
driving occur on occasion in Maryland. Those arrested and charged have
the right to seek legal counsel before proceeding to court.
Source: stardem.com, "Man arrested after allegedly ramming police cruiser", July 15, 2015