Rollover Ray Busted for DUI…Again
OCEAN CITY, MD. – (July 7, 2015) – A Towson man currently on probation for a prior DUI arrest attracted a crowd and the attention of Ocean City Police when he allegedly rammed into two parked cars and then did a backflip with his 2004 Mazda and continued his display of driver ineptness while impaired by driving on his rooftop down the median strip of one of the resort town’s main streets.
Police say that on July 5, 2015 at approximately 1:15 a.m., Ocean City police responded to the area of 21st Street and Baltimore Avenue for a report of a motor vehicle collision. A vehicle struck two parked cars along Baltimore Avenue before it struck a curb and rolled onto its roof on the median strip. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Raymond S. Dashiell, 21, of 9301 Montego Ave., Parkville, Md., was later arrested after failing to complete a series of field sobriety tests.
Ocean City Police reports that Officer Aaron Morgan charged Dashiell with numerous traffic offenses including driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving. Dashiell also didn’t see fit to wear a seatbelt and was charged accordingly. Being ejected from a vehicle is a leading cause of traffic fatalities.
On Nov. 15, 2013, Dashiell was arrested for DWI and several other related traffic charges by Baltimore County Police Officer Amador when stopped at the intersection of Hillen Drive and Towsontown Blvd. at 12:41 am.
On June 3, 2014 in Baltimore County District Court, Dashiell was given probation before judgement in a deal with the Baltimore County States Attorney. He got off without any jail time and was fined $200. The probation period was not specified in court records and was supervised. At this point, the Worcester County States Attorney, should he review Dashiell’s Court record, may notify the Baltimore County States Attorney and drag Rollover Ray back into court. The last DUI should also be a factor in the disposition of this charge. Rollover Ray’s attorney will likely be signing him up in an alcohol course with the health department which would give him a bit less time and money to hang out in bars.
The Ocean City Police Department reminds citizens that officers strictly enforce impaired driving throughout the year in Ocean City. Citizens are encouraged to make a plan for a safe ride home before consuming alcohol and stick to it. Leave the keys at home and arrange for a cab, catch a municipal bus or call a sober friend. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!