Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney Lance Richardson and Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann talk candidly about the Underage drinking problem in the County, the high cost of being caught providing alcohol to minors and how you can help reduce and prevent the problem.
Troopers said Rasheed Reeves, 23, was driving drunk when his 2005 Ford Crown Victoria ran off the left side of the roadway, then veered back across the interstate and hit a guard rail on the right side.
Troopers said Reeves and a 16-year-old Greenwood girl were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the car. Both were taken to the hospital where the girl later died.
The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Shykeria Lyle-Daja Watts of Cemetery Road.
Sacramento police said Hernando Villa, 23, was the driver of the vehicle that struck a parked truck on Florin Rd.Tuesday morning, resulting in the death of 17-year-old Maricela Baza of Sacramento
Six state police and highway patrol agencies this weekend will once again engage in Operation Border to Border, a coordinated traffic safety enforcement initiative targeting approximately 791 miles of U.S. Route 15, which originates in Waterboro, S.C., and ends in Corning, N.Y. The corridor is a heavily-traveled thoroughfare for summer vacationers and for those attempting to avoid congested interstates serving all six states.
From 12:01 AM Friday, May 23, 2014 through Midnight Monday, May 26, 2014 officers representing 17 county law enforcement agencies made 113 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2013, 104 DUI arrests occurred during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. No DUI related deaths have been reported this year. Last year there were no DUI deaths reported. If the adults purchase alcohol for the minor, officers then arrest and cite them for furnishing alcohol to the minor. The penalty for furnishing alcohol to a minor is a minimum $1000 fine and 24 hours of community service. The operation resulted in two arrests, Harrison Anderson (24) and James Ligon (53).
Forsyth County authorities have identified the boy killed in a single-vehicle wreck there as 17-year-old Paul Louis Castell Jr. of Dawsonville.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said Castell was a passenger in a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup when it left Kelly Mill Road near Rockingham Run, hitting a telephone pole around 1 a.m. Sunday. The impact ejected Castell, who was in the rear, passenger-side seat and reportedly was not wearing a seat belt. The teen died at the scene.
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the infant was not in a child seat and was being held by a passenger in the back seat, and they accuse the driver of speeding and DWI.
The driver, identified by police as Thabiti Ashim Pierre-Louis, 21, was among five people injured in the wreck and was charged at the hospital with DWI, child seat violation and overcrowding a vehicle. Police said he will be charged with felony death by motor vehicle, reckless driving, possession of marijuana and child neglect when he is released from the hospital.
According to the Anne Arundel County Police Department, on May 20, 2014, at approximately 12:35 a.m., officers from the Southern District responded to the area of Central Avenue near Loch Haven Road in Edgewater for a reported overturned single vehicle crash. Charges of DUI for the driver await her release from a hospital.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the Toyota Camry was traveling eastbound on Central Avenue near Loch Haven Road when the 18-year-old female driver lost control of the vehicle, causing the vehicle to skid, rotate 180 degrees into a ditch and overturn onto its roof.
The driver, identified as Sienna Lee Brandhorst, 18, of Edgewater, Maryland
New York State Police report that on May 17, 2014 Jamestown State Troopers arrested Mikol V. Rockwood, age 24 of Irving, NY for felony DWI after a traffic stop on Wade Hill Rd in the Town of Ellington when Troopers observed a beer can being thrown out of the car
WARNING: This video of the realities of DUI is raw and graphic and should only be viewed by teenagers