Driver Who Hit Officer Is Sentenced

February 25, 1992|By Jay Apperson | Jay Apperson,Staff writer

A 29-year-old Severna Park woman whose car struck a county police officer as he removed debris from a highway in Pasadena was sentenced yesterday to 30 days in jail for drunken driving, a county prosecutor said.

Lisa Marie Sachs received a 14-month sentence, with all but the 30 days in jail and 30 days of house arrest suspended, said Anne L. Colt, an assistant state's attorney. The prosecutor said Sachs hada blood-alcohol level of .20 percent, more than twice the legal limit, when she struck Officer Craig Dodson shortly after midnight Oct. 30.

Dodson, 36, was removing logs that had been thrown onto Route 100when he was hit by Sachs' car. The 17-year veteran was among a groupof officers responding to a call that juveniles had thrown logs and other debris into the eastbound lanes of the highway near its intersection with Route 10.

When Dodson saw an oncoming car, he tried to motion it away with his flashlight, but the driver failed to heed thewarning and Dodson tried unsuccessfully to dodge the car.

Dodson limped noticeably yesterday in District Court in Glen Burnie, said Colt, the prosecutor. Dodson, who had been assigned to the Eastern District, remains on leave with no date set for his return, said Sue Daily, police personnel manager for the county police.

District Judge Clayton Greene Jr. also found Sachs guilty yesterday of driving underthe influence of alcohol in an unrelated August 1991 incident. Sachs, who has given authorities addresses in the first block of Robinson Road and in Baltimore, was ordered not to drink alcohol or drive during the three years of her probation.

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