OAKVILLE — According to Sgt. Cara Grumbles of the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Department, on September 22, 2013 at approximately 4:26am, Corporal Moritz of the Patrol Division attempted to stop a 2012 Nissan Altima on Route 235 in the area of Friendship School Road in Mechanicsville, Maryland for exceeding the posted speed limit. Police units attempted to stop the vehicle using lights and sirens; however the vehicle failed to stop and fled northbound on Route 235. The vehicle committed additional traffic violations indicative of the driver being impaired by alcohol and/or drugs and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle traveled northbound on Route 5 where it made a U turn at the Charles County line and continued southbound on Route 5. Police units attempted to deploy STOP STICKS without success and eventually lost sight of the vehicle in the area of Laurel Grove Park.
The suspect vehicle was subsequently located on Queen Tree Road in the area of Jesse Drive. The vehicle had left the roadway and struck a tree head on. The driver was located with substantial injuries and flown to Prince George’s Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police Trooper 7. An application for charges is pending his release.