UPDATE: Maryland State Police Cruiser Struck by Another Vehicle While Running Radar in Charlotte Hall

January 27, 2019

UPDATE: On Sunday, January 27, 2019 at approximately 4:20 pm, Master Trooper J. Preston from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, was sitting stationary in his marked agency vehicle on the southbound side of Maryland Route 5 in the parking lot of the Napa Auto Parts in Charlotte Hall, conducting speed enforcement. The business was closed at the time of the enforcement activity.

A black Nissan Sentra driven by Addison William Maith, 34, of Mechanicsville, was traveling southbound on Route 5 approaching M/Tpr. Preston’s location. The Nissan then veered off the roadway and struck M/Tpr. Preston’s stationary patrol vehicle.

Maith was found at fault and charged accordingly.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

1/27/2019: On Sunday, January 27, 2019 at approximately 4:20 p.m., police fire and rescue responded to the area of the Three Notch Road and New Market Turner Road in Charlotte Hall, for the motor vehicle accident involving a Maryland State Police Marked Cruiser.

Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in front of the NAPA Auto Parts Store, with one vehicle off the roadway and into a sign , and one vehicle in the parking lot.

No injuries were reported and two patients signed care refusal forms on the scene.

The Maryland State Police are investigating the accident.