A 5-year-old Chestertown boy was seriously injured yesterday when his father, who was allegedly drunk, drove the truck in which they were riding into a ditch, state police reported.
William David Allen Jr., 27, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and negligent driving. Mr. Allen was also charged with resisting arrest, carrying a loaded rifle and malicious destruction of a police vehicle.
Police said the driver became angry and uncooperative when troopers arrived, slamming his fist on a patrol car.
The child, Darly Wayne Allen, was flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition last night. The boy suffered head injuries, according to police.