LEONARDTOWN, MD. The Maryland State Police found a new way to try out all of their neat stuff to stop speeding drivers fleeing from them. But nothing, nada, not a daggone gone thing worked.
Here is the police account of what happened:
On Friday, April 25, 2014 at 0223 hours (the State Police have this odd habit of thinking that the public lives in a world of military time and thus they send out press releases which require that folks must figure out what the hell they are talking about), a lookout was given for a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 235, in the area of Rue Purchase Road in Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County, MD without a front tire.
Maryland State Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle failed to stop and continued traveling southbound.
The vehicle continued and turned on Route 246 in Lexington Park. Troopers were joined by St. Mary’s County deputies at Route 246 and Route 5 in Great Mills.
The vehicle began to travel northbound on Route 5 where stop sticks were deployed at Whirlwind Road in Redgate.
After deflating the other front tire, the vehicle continued northbound Route 5. The vehicle was driving on the rims on Route 5 when it came up to the Route 235 split in Mechanicsville.
The vehicle made a right turn and began traveling southbound on Route 235. Additional stop sticks were deployed at Route 235 and Route 245 in Hollywood. Again the vehicle continued to travel southbound on Route 235, riding on the front frame of the vehicle.
The vehicle finally came to a stop at Route 235, in the area of Valley Drive, Lexington Park. The sole occupant of the vehicle fled the vehicle on foot and was apprehended by K-9 from the Sheriff’s Office. The suspect began to kick the K-9 and was bitten.
The suspect continued resisting arrest and assaulted a Trooper while being placed under arrest.
The suspect was identified as Dominick Mackall, 25, of Lusby. A search incident to arrest revealed suspected Crack Cocaine on Mackall. Mr. Mackall was taken to St. Mary’s MedStar Hospital for treatment and was released to Troopers where he was taken to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.
Mackall was charged with Possession of CDS-Crack Cocaine, Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute, Second Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Assault on Law Enforcement Animal, DUI, Fleeing & Eluding along with other traffic violations.
As a result of this pursuit two Maryland State Police cruisers were damaged. There were no injuries to law enforcement officers. This incident involved four Maryland State Troopers, several St. Mary’s County deputies, including a K-9 unit. The Maryland State Police Aviation Division was also utilized during this pursuit.