Maryland: boozing teens on DUI joyride ends upside down in ditch; DUI charges pending against Sienna Lee Brandhorst

05/20/2014   — 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, was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore by ambulance for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The additional five occupants also suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The right front passenger in the vehicle, a 14-year-old male from Edgewater, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by the fire department. He was transported by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

An 18-year-old male passenger in the rear seat of the vehicle sustained a head injury and was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was identified as Jacob Lewis Brookman from Edgewater, Maryland.

The three remaining rear seat passengers included a 17-year-old male from Shadyside, a 17-year-old male from Glen Burnie and a 16-year-old male from Deale. Two of these passengers were transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center and one went to Shock Trauma. Preliminary investigation and evidence indicates that the operator and five passengers were possibly under the influence of alcohol prior to the crash. Charges are pending against the operator and the investigation is ongoing.

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