District Court Commissioner released self-admitted Drug-DWI driver on his own recognizance
On 07/30/2015 at approximately 8:54 p.m, a Deputy with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office was parked in the rear parking lot of the White Marlin Mall, West Ocean City, Worcester County, MD. As the deputy was seated in his patrol Tahoe, they observed a vehicle traveling in the parking lot towards the patrol unit. The vehicle then drove head on into the patrol vehicle. The Deputy who was uninjured, exited his vehicle and confronted the driver of the vehicle. The deputy noted that the driver was acting irrationally and was yelling at the deputy. Additional deputies were requested and with the assistance of the responding units including a Natural Resource Police unit, the subject was taken into custody without incident. They identified the suspect as Antonio Larry Hayward, 28 of Bishopville, Maryland.
Hayward was Suspended and Revoked through the State of Maryland. Hayward admitted to using CDS, specifically LSD, before operating the motor vehicle. The vehicle Hayward was operating was searched and multiple blue packages of suspected Heroin were located. Hayward was placed under arrest. Hayward was transported to the Maryland State Police Barrack in Berlin where he submitted to a breath test.
Subsequently, a D.R.E unit(Drug Recognition Expert) was contacted and Mr. Hayward submitted to preliminary drug testing. Hayward was transported to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office where he was processed and charged. Hayward was charged with Possession of CDS: Not Marijuana and eight traffic citations. Hayward was then taken to the District Court Commissioner where he was released on his personal recognizance pending a trial date. The patrol vehicle suffered front end damage and will need repairs.