Traffic Report


Condition Update

BALTIMORE — Thomas Miller, 85, Chestertown, has been released from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokesman said May 7.

Miller was airlifted to Shock Trauma on April 22 for treatment of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Main Street and Rock Hall Avenue, Rock Hall. He was operating a moped.

Kent County Sheriff

STILL POND — Deputy Jordan Proudfoot conducted a traffic stop May 4 on state Route 298, near Still Pond Road, that led to the seizure of a weapon and suspected drugs, according to a sheriff's office news release. A K-9 scan was part of the 2:03 p.m. traffic stop.

Also recovered was a Delaware registration plate that had been reported stolen.

Charges are pending, according to police.

GALENA — Matthew David Lewis, 35, Felton, Del., on May 5, was transported to Christiana Medical Center in Delaware for treatment of injuries suffered in a single-vehicle crash.

Police reported that Lewis was driving a Dodge Ram 2500 on Golts Caldwell Road, south of Sassafras Caldwell Road, at 1:35 p.m. when he lost control of the truck due to wet road conditions and low traction on all four tires. The truck traveled off the road to the right and struck an embankment; it continued into a field, where it overturned and landed on its side, according to a sheriff's office news release. 

The truck's airbags deployed.

Police said Lewis suffered a small laceration. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to police.

Todd's Body Shop towed the truck from the scene.

Cpl. Scott W. Lockerman investigated.

MASSEY — Darnell Keith Jones, 31, Waldorf, on May 12, was charged with driving while impaired by alcohol; driving while under the influence of alcohol; negligent driving; and exceeding the posted maximum speed.

He was released on personal recognizance.

Police initially stopped Jones for speeding; he allegedly was driving 89 mph in a posted 55-mph zone.

Cpl. G. Travis Manning conducted the traffic stop at 9:05 p.m. on U.S. Route 301 at the 115-mile marker.





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