On Saturday, January 19, at 3:25 am, an off duty Calvert County Deputy was stopped on Route 4 and Route 235, when he witnessed a pickup truck run the red light at the intersection. The deputy proceeded to make a traffic stop on the vehicle and noticed a large amount of damage to the pickup truck.
After speaking to the driver, Paul Michael Hudgins, 20, of California, it was determined that Hudgins had been involved in a single vehicle accident on Route 4 in the area of Fair Grounds Road. During the accident, Hudgins’s Toyota Tundra had rolled over and had come to rest on its passenger side. Hudgins was trapped in the vehicle but was able to kick a hole through the windshield and exit the truck. Hudgins then pushed the truck back onto its wheels and continued driving.
Hudgins was stopped on Route 4 in the area of Patuxent Boulevard; four and a half miles from where the original accident occurred. Hudgins appeared intoxicated at the time of the stop, and had admitted to drinking before the accident. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this incident, and updates will made as they become available.
Hudgins was also arrested on March 20 2011, for driving while under the influence of alcohol and found guilty. He was given probation before judgment.