BERLIN, MD. — Maryland State Police said charges are pending against a 43-year-old Berlin man who led a trooper on a chase from Route 50 in the Whaleyville area down Route 610 almost to the Route 113 intersection.
On July 11 at about 2:45 p.m., Trooper Andrew Broadwater was working a stationary laser assignment near the westbound lanes of Route 50… at Hall Road when he saw that a Lexus was driving 80 miles per hour in a 55 miles-per-hour speed limit area, according to a state police news release.
Broadwater tried to stop the Lexus, but the driver –– Tyrell Henry Oliver –– accelerated and jerked the wheel and Broadwater moved out of the way, feeling endangered, police said. Broadwater then pursued the car as the driver turned onto Route 610, according to police. The suspect crossed the center line and passed vehicles on the shoulder as he was speeding, police said.
Oliver lost control of the vehicle just before the Route 113 intersection, as he was approaching traffic and tried to stop but fishtailed, police said.
The Lexus rotated clockwise, hit a wooden pole and overturned several times after going off of the roadway, according to police. Police said Oliver was ejected but was conscious and alert.
Drugs were found at the collision scene, police said.
Oliver was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, and charges relating to drug possession with the intent to distribute, possession of drugs, fleeing and eluding police, traffic charges and assault charges are pending, according to police.