Maryland: state trooper finds men who failed to show in court for DWI charges hunkering down after hurricane; bench warrant gives them secure shelter at hoosegow!

LEONARDTOWN, MD.– According to the Maryland State Police, on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 7:03pm, Tpr. E. R. Mersman served two outstanding Bench Warrants on Gerard Matthew Williams, 32, of Hollywood. Both warrants were issued on July 29, 2011 at the District Court of St. Mary’s County with original charges of Driving While Impaired by Alcohol. Mr. Williams was located and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was served and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.
On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 12:40pm, Tpr. S. M. Ditoto served an outstanding Bench Warrant on John Winfield Carter, Jr., 36, of Great Mills. The warrant was issued on August 24, 2011 by the District Court of St. Mary’s County. The original charge was Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Mr. Carter turned himself into the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack and was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was served and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.
On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 4:45pm, Tpr. E. T. Reuschling served a Bench Warrant on Nicolis Olanda Waul, 29, of Lexington Park. The warrant was issued with an original charge of Driving While Impaired by Alcohol on August 30, 2011 by the District Court of St. Mary’s County. Mr. Waul was located and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for service. He was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.