SILVER SPRING, MD. — 07/02/2014 — A Montgomery County Police Officer was struck by a vehicle on the Beltway Tuesday afternoon by a suspected drunk driver.
The officer was directing traffic after a multiple-vehicle crash near Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring when he was struck by a 58-year-old Baltimore man
New Mexico State Police report that on Saturday June 28, 2014, atapproximately 6:11 pm; Roswell State Police Dispatch was notified of a New Mexico State Police officer being struck by an intoxicated male driver while on a traffic stop.
The location of the stop was near the intersection of Navajo and US 62 in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Officer Carlos Verdugo was air transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, in critical condition. When the collision occurred, Officer Verdugo was in his police vehicle. Officer Verdugo has been on the Department for a year and a half.
The female driver that was stopped was transported by ambulance with non life threatening injuries.
The intoxicated male subject has been identified as Jason Allred,
The preliminarily investigation reveals the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Devonne Brooks of the 5600 Whitfield Chapel Road in Lanham, was driving a Toyota Camry northbound on Baltimore Avenue. Police Officer First Class Andrew Wallman was in his marked cruiser heading southbound on Baltimore Avenue. Investigators believe Brooks crossed into oncoming traffic to pass another driver and struck POFC Wallman’s cruiser head on.
Gryczan was jailed Friday on a charge of DUI with seriously bodily injury and reckless driving. West Palm Beach police arrested him on a separate DUI charge on April 3.
Meantime, Qaneak Cobb, 33, was arrested for DUI and narcotics, according to LAPD Valley Traffic Division officials
During the encounter, the accused became agitated and began to resist officers which led to a struggle. At one point, the accused kicked two of the officers.
The deputies then attempted to pull Nelson from the vehicle, but the suspect instead slammed the door shut and put the vehicle in drive, dragging Brown down the road at least 40 feet.
Brown tried to stop Nelson, striking him multiple times. The suspect spit blood on the deputy during the incident, the Sheriff’s Office said.