Anne Arundel Police Beat: Booze at Play in Fatal Crash

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Anne Arundel Police Beat

Booze at Play in Fatal Crash

GLEN BURNIE, MD. — Anne Arundel County Police report that booze may have been part of a Catonsville woman’s last cruise. Police identified the deceased motorist as Robin Simone Ellis, 41, of Catonsville, Md.

Fatal crash believed to be alcohol related; driver had prior DUI. Anne Arundel Fire Department photo

Fatal crash believed to be alcohol related; driver had prior DUI. Anne Arundel Fire Department photo

On Monday, August 10, 2015, at approximately 2:14 a.m., officers from the Northern District responded to a single vehicle collision on Arundel Expressway (MD-10) near I-695 in Glen Burnie.

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The investigation determined that a Honda CR-V was northbound on Arundel Expressway and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The vehicle left the roadway into a wooded area where it overturned and struck a tree. The driver was declared dead at the scene by Fire Department Personnel and taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for an autopsy. The cause of the crash is driver error. Excessive speed was not a factor in the collision; however, alcohol use appears to be contributory. The Traffic Safety section is handling the investigation.

Ellis pleaded guilty to DUI in Anne Arundel District Court on May 4, 2012 and was given probation before judgement. She had been operating on Rt. 2 at Church Street when stopped by Anne Arundel Officer B. Bielot and Officer Haney. The plea deal involved no jail time and a fine of $185.00. There was no drivers permit suspension.

 

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