18-year-old Charged In Fatal August Wreck

Police, fire log

October 06, 1991

An Ellicott City man has been charged with manslaughter and homicideby motor vehicle in connection with an Aug. 28 accident in which a 22-year-old passenger in his car was killed, county police said.

David Andrew Walker, 18, of the 4300 block of Wild Filly Court, was arrested Friday. The accident, which occurred at 7:15 on a Wednesday morning, killed Christopher Hope of the 9000 block of Wetbanks Court in Columbia.

An alcohol screen revealed that Walker's blood-alcohol level was .15, a District Court charging document said. The legal definition ofintoxication is .10.

Police said Walker was driving north on Old Annapolis Road at a speed of approximately 56 mph in an area with a 30 mph limit.

Walker lost control of the Nissan 280ZX sports car, crossed the center line and crashed into a southbound car, police said.

Hope, who had been riding in a rear hatchback compartment of thecar, was ejected, police said.

The curve where Walker lost control, in the 9700 block of Old Annapolis Road, is one of Howard County'smost dangerous turns. More than 16 accidents have been reported there in the last five years, county traffic officials said.

Walker was to appear before a District Court commissioner for a bond hearing Friday.


A Columbia man wasarrested Wednesday and charged with selling crack cocaine to an undercover narcotics detective, county police said.

Van Albert Carroll, 20, of the 5500 block of Cedar Lane sold unspecified quantities of crack to the officer on three occasions over a two-month period, police said.

The undercover detective bought the drugs in the Waverly Winds neighborhood of Columbia, a short distance from Carroll's home,police said.

Carroll was convicted of a felony narcotics offense last year and if convicted again would be subject to a 10-year mandatory prison sentence, police said.

He is being held on $100,000 bond at the Howard County Detention Center.


Other crimes reported to Howard County police:


Open space between Wilde Lake High School and Roslyn Rise: Sept. 30, a man exposed himself at 7:20 p.m. to a woman who was walking by. The man is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old with blond hair and a mustache.

5200 block of Brook Way: Sept. 30, a videocassette recorder was reported stolen at 2:30 p.m. from a home entered by someone who pried open a sliding glass door.

10800 block of Faulkner Ridge Circle: Sept. 30, jewelry and cash were reported stolen at 5:20 p.m. from a home entered after someone broke a window. At 11:30 p.m. in the same neighborhood, a 1989 Subaru Justy automobile was reported stolen.

6000 block of Major's Lane: Sept. 29, someone attempted to steal a 1990 Chevrolet Lumina at 10:10 p.m. from a residential area, but was scared off when the owner returned and spotted him tampering with the ignition. The man fled from the area.

5600 block of Harper's Farm Road: Sept. 29, a television and a videocassette recorder were stolen sometime overnight from a home entered through a sliding glass door.

11700 block of Lone Tree Court: Sept. 28, someone attempted to steal a 1988 Acura Legend sedan sometime overnight from a residential area.

5800 block of Stevens Forest Road: Sept. 28, cash was stolen sometime overnight from an apartment entered through an unlocked front door.

6000 block of Major's Lane: Sept. 28, someone smashed a window to a home at 11:10 p.m. and stole a wallet and a briefcase.

5600 block of Vantage Point Road: Sept. 27, a bicycle was stolen sometime overnight from an unlocked shed at a private residence.

5800 block of Robert Oliver Place: Sept. 26, a 1986 Oldsmobile station wagon was reported stolen at 8:05 p.m. from a residential area.

9500 block of Transfer Row: Sept. 25, a 1991 Mitsubishi Mirage automobile was reported stolen at 11:45 a.m. from a residential area.


300 block of Deep Run Parkway: Sept. 28, a woman reported that she saw a man peering into her living room window at 8:45 p.m. The man did not try to enter the home.

7700 block of Rockburn Drive: Sept. 26, several household appliances were stolen sometime overnight from houses that were under construction.

5500 block of Levering Avenue: Sept. 25, guns, cash and jewelry were reported stolen at 3:40 p.m. from a home entered after someone smashed a window.


9500 block of Washington Boulevard: Sept. 27, a 1984 Nissan 300ZX automobile was stolen sometime overnight from a residential area.


9000 block of Moving Water Lane: Sept. 27, someone entered an unlocked home between 12:30 and 1 p.m. and stole jewelry.

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