Maryland: State Police report that Michael Maurice Ford was indicted on eight counts of DUI manslaughter in fatal crash
UPDATE – Maryland State Police report that charges were filed and an arrest was made for fatal crash on 05/07/2018
Type of Incident: Motor Vehicle Collision (Fatal) – Charges filed and arrest
Date and Time: 05/07/2018 @ 1548 hours
Location: US Rt. 301 north of Pierce Road, Waldorf, Charles, Maryland
(Waldorf, Maryland) – On Friday, June 01, 2018, Corporal J. Zimmerman of the Maryland State Police CRASH Team presented the facts of the investigation for the fatal collision that occurred on May 07, 2018, in Charles County, Maryland to the Grand Jury for Charles County, Maryland.
On Monday, June 04, 2018, the Grand Jury for Charles County issued an indictment for Michael
Michael Maurice Ford, 49, of Columbia, Maryland for the following charges:
Count 1 – Grossly Negligent Manslaughter by vehicle
Count 2 – Negligent Homicide by vehicle while under the influence of alcohol
Count 3 – Negligent Homicide by vehicle while under the influence of alcohol per se
Count 4 – Fail to return and remain at the scene of an accident knowing death occurred
Count 5 – Fail to return and to remain at the scene of a crash involving death
Count 6 – Driving under the influence of alcohol per se
Count 7 – Driving under the influence of alcohol
Count 8 – Fail to render reasonable assistance to an injured person in an accident.
On Thursday, June 07, 2018, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack took Michael Maurice Ford into custody without incident and he was transported to the Charles County Detention Center and held pending a bond review.
The Maryland State Police CRASH Team was assisted with the investigation by Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED), the Maryland State Apprehension Team (MSAT), the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office.