Drunk Driver Arrested at Scene of Rollover Crash in Hollywood

September 10, 2019

On Sunday, September 8, 2019, at approximately 5:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Lawrence Hayden Road and Airport View Drive in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle overturned off the roadway.

Two patients refused medical treatment on the scene.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted field sobriety testing on the driver of the SUV, and he was placed under arrest at the scene.

Joseph Charles McConnell, age 25 of California, was charged with the following:

  • FAILURE TO CONTROL VEH. SPEED ON HWY. TO AVOID COLLISION
  • (DRIVING, ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE) VEH. WHILE IMPAIRED BY ALCOHOL
  • (DRIVING, ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE) VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL
  • FAILURE NOTIFY ADM. ADDRESS CHANGE



40 Responses to Drunk Driver Arrested at Scene of Rollover Crash in Hollywood

  1. Anonymous on September 10, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    At least he didn’t hurt or kill an innocent person, no thanks to his poor life choices. Drunk drivers are some of the most selfish people on the planet.

    • gary webb on September 10, 2019 at 5:18 pm

      Second only too self important drivers on their mobile devices.

      • WHaaaaaa! on September 12, 2019 at 7:10 am

        Jealous b/c you can’t afford a cell phone?

        Or b/c your truck doesn’t do hands-free calls?

        WTF?

        • Jimmy V. on September 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

          I hope you are drug out of your vehicle and violently arrested for putting ALL of our lives in danger, Neanderthal (look it up).

  2. Anonymous on September 10, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    What about all you cell phone users and texters? Putting our lives on the live everyday, plus many more of the cell phone users.

    • whining Sissy Boo Hoo on September 11, 2019 at 6:25 am

      What about your stupid English fail? “Putting our lives on the live everyday,…”

      All newer cars have hands-free call synching, so any needed cell calls can be handled while driving.

      Sounds like you just wanna cry about cell phones in general. Sorry for your ignorance.

      Looks like they are here to satay – Deal with it.

      • Yes...you do. on September 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm

        You sound stupid.

    • What I said was deleted. Free speech abortion on September 12, 2019 at 7:08 am

      victim of SoMD Newsnet Censorship Nazis

      • Wiggy on September 12, 2019 at 5:26 pm

        What happened to my “spicy bitch” comment?

  3. Synonymous on September 10, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    That would have been a good time to change the trans filter.

  4. Lil on September 10, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    She’s smarter than him she told his dumb ass don’t blow

    • Anonymous on September 15, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      Maybe she didn’t mean the breathalyzer.. Lol

  5. Anonymous on September 10, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    White trash… Especially that female telling him not to do the field sobriety test. If he refused he’d still go to jail, idiot. Let the police do their job and don’t interfere trashy girl.

    • Anonymous on September 12, 2019 at 6:03 pm

      Know this female personally and I can assure you she is far from trashy!

  6. Joe on September 11, 2019 at 6:59 am

    I bet that Flowmaster muffler sounded SAWEEEEET on his Nissan! Or not.

  7. ridge_boy on September 11, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Mouthy fat chicks…their something else! Smart too! Hahaha Don’t Blow Joey! what I’d tell you about blowing? We all know now that…Joey Blows!

    • Anonymous on September 12, 2019 at 3:15 pm

      You meant they’re, not their…right?

  8. DONT WORRY ABOUT IT on September 11, 2019 at 7:19 am

    WHITE TRASH! THAT REEKS SOUTHERN MARYLAND…

    • Synonymous on September 13, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      Most white trash is actually in PG, MontgomeryS13, and Baltimore.

  9. BRO on September 11, 2019 at 7:30 am

    YOOO HE’S MY HOMEBOY HE’S COOL PEOPLES! HE’S NOT WHITE TRASH LIKE ALOT OF OTHAS HE’S CLEAN AND NOT A RACIST YALL CALM DOWN!

    • Little bro on September 12, 2019 at 7:05 am

      You are the idiot with your caps on –

      YOU CALM DOWN.

      • BRO on September 13, 2019 at 7:57 am

        MAKE ME! LOL…THATS WHAT I THOUGHT.

  10. Anonymous on September 11, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    She’s a hot little mess…

  11. GHETTO on September 12, 2019 at 7:18 am

    LMAO THIS IS SO GHETTO!!!

  12. Tea Bag King on September 12, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Bro?!

  13. Anonymous on September 12, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    i actually think she has a smoking bod. more fun than what happens to me at home.

    • The REAL Truth on September 15, 2019 at 5:10 pm

      So… tell him you are not interested anymore and move on.

  14. some one who cares on September 12, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Joey is not white trash until you have walked in his shoes don’t assume. Yes he made a bad choice and I hope he has learned from his mistake. For the ones of you that don’t know him he served in the military since he was 18 years old. We don’t know what he has seen or been through for that matter. He went over seas and had to leave a wife and 2 babies behind for a year not knowing if he was going to make it back home or not so please don’t judge him. Again yes he made a poor choice but we all do and learn from our mistakes no one is perfect

    • Wiggy on September 13, 2019 at 4:32 am

      Waaaaaaaaaaa. Serving in the military does not give anyone an excuse to act a fool. I’m so tired of hearing that excuse. Just because someone went overseas doesn’t mean they have PTSD.

    • Azazel on September 13, 2019 at 9:05 pm

      I walked in his shoes, they stunk and there is no excuse for drunk driving.

    • Anonymous on September 14, 2019 at 7:56 am

      Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah! Now start crying that he has PTSD. Tired of excuses. Man up!

      • Got your back on September 14, 2019 at 11:24 pm

        He does have PTSD but your dumbass wouldn’t know that! You have NO clue what that boy has been through. No one said it was okay that he was drinking & driving it was a bad choice on his part all they said was he served overseas and left a wife and two babies behind which is true but again your dumbass wouldn’t know that.

  15. Wiggy on September 12, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    22 out of 25 comments posted. SMNEWSNET controlling the comments section again. If they allow a post and then delete it later on, it tells me that there are two different moderators and they’re not on the same page. I also wonder why they even have a comments sections if they keep pulling comments, especially after posting them.

  16. Harry Callahan on September 12, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    I knew someone with the same credentials….who was killed by a drunk driver.
    A pink tie or voting democrat is a bad choice, drunk driving is an inexcusable crime that could possibly end someone’s life and can no longer be tolerated, I don’t give a damn if you went to the moon for a year, regardless.

    -Inspector Harry Callahan/badge# 2211

    • Harry Callahan on September 13, 2019 at 9:02 pm

      To someone who cares.

  17. TRINA on September 13, 2019 at 8:00 am

    HE’S HOT! AND A BAD BOY! JUST HOW I LIKE THEM!

  18. Anonymous on September 13, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    it had to be his first time on this narrow road…but it works fine if you drive 25-30 mph or less. its like a roller coaster ride I don’t remember any one else ever crash !! on it