Maryland State Police Beat: Daniel Elias decided to kick it up a notch when stopped for speeding on Rt. 301

  • Elias still attempted to flee and began attempting to kick the Troopers who were escorting him.

Maryland State Police sobriety checkpoint. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Maryland State Police Beat: Daniel Elias decided to kick it up a notch when stopped for speeding on Rt. 301

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WALDORF, MD. – When a driver who was simply facing a speeding ticket decided to show his derriere in a major way got finished with his antics, he had a long list of charges and a new home in jail.

Maryland State Police report that on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at approximately 10:34 pm, Trooper M. Zentkovich conducted a traffic stop on a black Honda Accord for exceeding the posted speed limit on northbound U.S. Route 301 and Sub Station Road, Waldorf, Maryland, operator Daniel Abebe Elias, 24, of 6521 Clinton Manor Drive, Clinton, Md.

While Trooper Zentkovich was completing the business of the traffic stop, Elias exited his vehicle and began to walk away from the scene. When ordered to stop Elias initially complied with the order.

Elias still attempted to flee and began attempting to kick the Troopers who were escorting him.

Police say that upon the arrival of Trooper J. Lee, Elias again began to walk away from the scene. Troopers Zentkovich and Lee again ordered Elias to stop and he then refused. Trooper Zentkovich attempted to take Elias into custody and Elias forcibly pulled away. Trooper Lee completed a take-down of Elias and he and Tpr. Zentkovich were able to secure Elias in handcuffs. Elias still attempted to flee and began attempting to kick the Troopers who were escorting him. Elias was secured in one of the

Charles County Sheriff’s vehicles which were equipped with a transport cage. Elias was confirmed to have an open warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. While securing Elias’ vehicle to be towed from the scene, Trooper Zentkovich detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. A subsequent probable cause search of the vehicle revealed no CDS, however an unloaded Sig Sauer model SP2340 .40cal handgun was located in the glove box and a loaded magazine was located on the back seat of the vehicle. The handgun and magazine were secured from the vehicle.

Elias was transported to Charles Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in La Plata, MD. While at CRMC, Elias continued to attempt escape and damaged hospital equipment in the process (estimated value of $4,000). Elias was charged with Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm, Illegal Possession of Ammunition, Resisting Arrest and Malicious Destruction of Property over $1000.

Elias posted a $5,000 bond on Feb. 5, 2018 and was released from the hoosegow. Elias can conduct his next butt-kicking display in Charles County District Court before a Judge on April 6, 2018. Since Elias had failed to appear for trial on Dec. 11, 2017, District Court Commissioners decided not to release this hellion on bond but later decided to set him free with some sort of goofy idea that he will bother to show up for his next trial.

With any luck, more of his skilled driving such as took place on Allentown Road & Branch Avenue when he drove off of the roadway while passing another vehicle will result in a head-on crash with a utility pole and leave the roads safe for the public. On Aug. 25, 2016, Elias entered a guilty plea to that charge issued by a Morningside Police Officer. A fine of $100 was set.

DWI HIT PARADE: Two were super DWI arrests

On Sunday, February 4, 2018, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack worked a DUI Saturation Patrol Initiative. The area of Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland was chosen due to

Super Bowl Sunday traditionally having numerous alcohol related collisions throughout the State.

This assignment was worked from 9 pm until 3 am on Feb. 5, 2018 where the Troopers specifically attempted to locate motorists driving under the influence of alcohol. A total of five (5) Troopers; TFC K. Jeans, Trooper L. German, Trooper J. Lee, Trooper M. Zentkovich, and Trooper A. Roth from the MSP La Plata Barrack worked the initiative. The results of the initiative are as follows:

Troopers stopped 33 vehicles and issued 30 citations, 19 warnings, and arrested two individuals for DWI: Robert Cannady, 51, of 38141 Etna Court, Mechanicsville, Md., and Charles Edward Ford Jr., 36, of 6515 Indian Head Highway, Bryans Road, Md.

Cannady was arrested by Trooper Mohr at 2:20 am on Rt. 5 at St. Charles Parkway.

Ford was arrested and won a Super-Duper load of traffic citations to go along with his DWI by Trooper Jeans, as he operated a 2002 BMW southbound on Chicamuxen Road, south of Mason Springs at 9:57 pm.

One warrant was served, and 1 criminal apprehension was made with a gun being seized.

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