Police report that Ednie was not in a crosswalk not far from the intersection of 45 Street and Coastal Highway in spite of a well-published effort aimed at pedestrians to use crosswalks.
Police say that Avaritt is suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol. Avaritt was transported to Sinai Hospital by ground for treatment. Romanell was pronounced deceased on scene. TFC Carter is the investigating officer
Nelson Aviles Quintana, 50, of P O Box 5113, Salisbury, Md., was charged with DUI by Maryland Trooper Lane on June 4, 2017, at 9:37 pm while operating southbound on US 13 at Carroll Street on a bike.
Police said the driver, Chris M. Dent, 37, of Upper Marlboro, who struck the officer was intoxicated and taken into custody. He was not injured in the crash and has been initially charged with driving under the influence.
Judge Cantrell has employed the services of high-powered criminal defense attorney William C. Brennan Jr., of Greenbelt to be his mouthpiece on the two counts of driving while impaired.
During the course of the investigation, the driver of the Black Nissan, McClain, admitted to consuming an alcoholic beverage prior to the collision