DWI HIT PARADE Sollan Belina took fast track to DUI hell on Old Washington Road and rung the front doorbell three times
DRIVING LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL
WHITE PLAINS, MD. – The Maryland State Police have identified the three persons who took a booze cruise to hell and died in an early morning triple fatal crash in Charles County. The cruise was traveling at speeds that police say exceeded 100 mph as a trooper was left in their dust early on Oct. 21, 2017.
The deceased were identified as Luis Daboin, 24, of Hughesville, Sollan Belina, 28, and Joseph Nystrom, 24, both of North Carolina. Police believe the two men from North Carolina were visiting Daboin.
Belina was the driver of the 2013 Honda Civic involved in the single-vehicle crash. Belina was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical service personnel.
Investigators believe Daboin was seated in the front passenger side of the vehicle and Nystrom was seated in the rear of the vehicle. Both passengers were pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS providers.
The preliminary investigation reveals Belina was driving a black Honda Civic with North Carolina license plates, shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Oct. 21, 2017. A Maryland State Trooper, traveling southbound on Route 925, north of Route 5, noticed Belina’s vehicle when he pulled out in front of her, exiting a parking lot onto southbound Route 925.
The on-scene investigation indicates the vehicle became airborne after hitting the median, and entered a grassy area in front of the Wawa, subsequently hitting a tree, where the vehicle came to rest.
Belina proceeded traveling on Route 925, a non-divided two-lane roadway. He approached a red signal at the intersection of Route 5 in the left turn lane He proceeded through the red signal, heading southbound in the northbound lanes for approximately 300 yards. The trooper then activated her emergency equipment to attempt a traffic stop on Belina’s vehicle, which continued to drive on the wrong side of the road exceeding the 35-mph speed limit.
Moments later Belina abruptly traveled to the correct side of the road, crossing the double yellow lines and swerving onto the right shoulder while driving excessive speeds. At one point, Belina pulled over to the shoulder briefly, as if to stop for the trooper, but then accelerated hard, fleeing the traffic stop.
The trooper lost sight of Belina’s vehicle as it traveled beyond Billingsley Road, a four-lane divided highway, and hit a concrete median.
Police say he continued southbound on Route 925 after Smallwood Drive, accelerating to speeds estimated to be above 100 mph. The trooper lost sight of Belina’s vehicle as it traveled beyond Billingsley Road, a four-lane divided highway, and hit a concrete median.
The on-scene investigation indicates the vehicle became airborne after hitting the median, and entered a grassy area in front of the Wawa on Rt. 301, subsequently hitting a tree, where the vehicle came to rest. All three occupants of the vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Troopers on the scene believe both speed and alcohol contributed to the crash. No police officers or other citizens were injured during the incident.
Troopers from the La Plata Barrack responded to the scene. Sheriff Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and EMS personnel from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department also responded to assist.
Anyone who may have witnessed or had information pertaining to this investigation is urged to contact the La Plata Barrack at 301-392-1200.
Sollan H. Belina, who formerly lived at 12902 Hawkshead Terrace in Silver Spring, Md., entered a guilty plea to burglary in Prince George’s County, Md., on March 22, 2013. He was sentenced to ten years in the slammer with all but two days suspended and credit is given for two days of time served, in the terms of a plea deal with Prince George’s States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. Probation was ordered for three years. He also pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana in Montgomery County, Md.
Sollan Belina is listed at 256 S Lochridge Dr. Durham, N.C. voter registration records and registered to vote on Sept. 2, 2016, as an unaffiliated voter.
On his Facebook page, Belina posted this message on May 25, 2015, with a photo of him and his parents in a graduation photo: “Thank You, MOM and DAD. The two people who always believed in me. It’s been a long time coming. I Love you.”
Belina stated that he works as the sales manager at a marketing firm in Cary, N.C. and studied Environmental Science at the University of Maryland after attending Paint Branch High School.