Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Low Speed Police Chase in Frederick County

On April 27, 2010, at approximately 2:45 p.m. a 22-year-old Keedysville woman was charged with fleeing and eluding and driving while impaired by drugs. The Frederick County Police Department saw a car slowly weaving on North East Street. Local traffic was steering around the vehicle in an effort to avoid colliding with the vehicle. After a short pursuit, the police officer apprehended the woman when he noted that she had an odor of PCP on her breathe. After further investigation, the driver was placed under arrest.

It goes without saying that situations involving alcohol or drugs have a greater potential of turning fatal. Driving while impaired is a very serious offense. Not only is a driver putting them at risk but they are putting innocent individuals in danger. Although this incident came to closure with no property or bodily injuries reported, this is not always the case. Most alcohol and drug related offense's end in automobile collision, personal injuries, property damage, or even fatalities.

The driver can be required to submit to a blood test to determine the quantity of PCP in her body. This test must be done within 4 hours of the arrest.

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