DWI HIT PARADE: Boozing Hispanics Hightailed It from Crash Scene
BLEW STOP SIGN AND INFLICTED SERIOUS INJURIES TO ELDERLY COUPLE
SUDLERSVILLE, MD. — Why would two law-abiding possible citizens who blew a stop sign and crashed into an elderly couple decide to beat feet before the cops showed up? Is it possible they feared being arrested for DUI and then found to be illegal aliens?
Maryland State Police report that on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approximately 6:30 pm, troopers assigned to the Maryland State Police – Centreville Barrack responded to a serious motor vehicle collision involving (2) vehicles, at the intersection of Maryland Route 300 and Maryland Route 290, Sudlersville, Maryland. Upon arrival, troopers located a heavily damaged, 2009 Honda Accord, bearing Maryland registration 3BC5402.
Both occupants were trapped and suffering serious injuries. The second vehicle involved was a heavily damaged, 1998 Chevrolet Malibu, bearing Mississippi registration JQF240. According to witnesses at the scene, both Hispanic male occupants of the Malibu exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot, with unknown injuries. Based on the serious nature of injuries and age of the occupants, MSP Trooper 1 responded to transport them to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Additionally, MSP K9 -24 responded to conduct a track in an attempt to locate the fleeing suspects. Maryland State Police – Crash Team and SHA also responded.
Police say that their preliminary investigation revealed, the Honda Accord was traveling eastbound Route 300, when the Chevy Malibu, traveling southbound Route 290 failed to stop at the intersection stop sign and collided with the Honda. This caused both elderly occupants of the Honda to become entrapped. At the time of this writing, 84-year-old driver- Richard Alan Coleman is listed as critical but stable and 80-year-old passenger-Dorothy Elizabeth Coleman is listed as serious but stable. Additional evidence at the scene determined that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the collision. The roadway was closed and traffic diverted for approximately 4 hours.