Robert Allen Coleman Jr’s last ride on his rice burner included booze, say police

Calvert County Maryland Sheriff's Deputies gather round Cove Point Lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay. Calvert County has about thirty miles of coast line on the Chesapeake.

Calvert County Maryland Sheriff’s Deputies gather round Cove Point Lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay. Calvert County has about thirty miles of coast line on the Chesapeake.

OWINGS, MD. (Sept. 6, 2014)  Those who operate motorcycles know full well that there plenty of dangers and hazards to living when traveling on the nation’s roads while stone cold sober.  To do anything but operate a motorcycle while sober and free of any substances is a death wish.

Calvert Sheriff’s investigators report that on 09-06-14, at approximately 0045 hrs, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the intersection of Cross Point Drive and Wildfire Lane Owings, MD for the report of a motorcycle crash.

Preliminary investigation revealed a  Yamaha R6, operated by Robert Allen Coleman Jr., a 37 year old male, and a resident of Annapolis, Md., was traveling South on Cross Point Drive when it failed to negotiate a turn just South of Wildfire Lane.  The motorcycle went off the roadway subsequently striking a brick mailbox where it came to final rest approximately 30 feet from the mailbox just off the roadway.

Deputies arrived on scene and found Coleman to be unresponsive and began to administer medical treatment.  Officers were relieved by Emergency Medical Services from North Beach Volunteer Fire Department and Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department.  Coleman was transported to the Calvert Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries sustained during the crash.

On scene investigation revealed alcohol and speed to be contributing factors in the crash.  Deputy First Class C. Fox of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting the investigation into the events leading up to the crash.  Anyone with additional information regarding the crash are asked to contact Dfc. Fox of CRT at 410-535-2800 or via e-mail at foxcn@co.cal.md.us<mailto:foxcn@co.cal.md.us>

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