Harper's Choice man charged with drunken driving

February 18, 1994

A 36-year-old Harper's Choice man has been charged with drunken driving and a number of motor vehicle violations, after he allegedly smashed into a police car and drove away in Ellicott City Wednesday night.

Christopher James Dominiski, 36, of the 10000 block of Olde Woods Way, was charged with driving while intoxicated, failing to stop a vehicle at the scene of an accident, reckless driving, negligent driving and failure to obey a traffic control device.

He was released on personal recognizance early yesterday morning, Howard County police said.

Police said the incident took place at 11 p.m. Wednesday, when Officer Ruby Thomas stopped on the southbound shoulder of U.S. 29 to assist a disabled motorist.

Police say Mr. Dominiski's 1988 Subaru station wagon hit the rear of the marked police car and continued driving south just as the officer was about to get out of his car.

The officer got back into the police car and pursued the driver, who was stopped just south of St. Johns Lane.

Officer Thomas, who was not seriously injured, refused treatment.

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