Maryland: Michael Osley charged with DUI after crashing into Maryland State Police Cruiser; TFC Yurkevich treated for injuries

Maryland Trooper Solomon Flash hit by drunk driver on Washington Beltway. Photo courtesy of NBC Washington

Michael Osley charged with DUI after crashing into Maryland State Police Cruiser; TFC Yurkevich treated for injuries

ANNAPOLIS, MD – A Maryland state trooper working routine patrol on June 19, 2017, was struck by a drunk driver in Annapolis.

The impaired driver is identified as Michael Osley, 26, of 2538 N. Haven Cove, Annapolis, Md.  Osley was driving a red 2006 Honda Element. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, negligent driving, and other traffic related violations.  Osley was uninjured in the crash.

The trooper is identified as Trooper First Class Yurkevich, who is assigned to the Annapolis Barrack.  He was transported by the Anne Arundel Fire Department to the Anne Arundel Medical Center where he was treated and later released.

Shortly before 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017, TFC Yurkevich was working routine patrol, driving in the area of Route 665/Aris T. Allen Boulevard and Riva Road. While he was taking the ramp from southbound Route 665 to eastbound Riva Road, Osley failed to drive left of the center as he was traveling on the northbound Rt. 665 to Riva Road direction.  Osley struck the front passenger side of TFC Yurkevich’s Maryland State Police marked SUV.

Emergency medical service personnel responded to the scene along with troopers from the Annapolis Barrack.  Osley was subsequently placed under arrest at the scene by Maryland State Trooper Poole of the Annapolis Barrack and transported to the Glen Burnie Barrack for processing.

TFC Yurkevich is the second trooper injured by a DUI driver in a week. Trooper Solomon Flash was hit by a DUI driver on the Washington Beltway.

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