17-year-old charged as adult in December accident that killed 2

March 02, 1994

An Anne Arundel Circuit Court judge has ordered that a 17-year-old be charged as an adult in connection with a head-on collision late last year that left two people dead.

Oscar Molina of the 1600 block of Pleasantville Road, Glen Burnie, was originally charged as a juvenile after the Dec. 18 accident on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard near Camp Meade Road.

The teen-ager's status was changed Monday after a hearing before Judge Eugene M. Lerner, county police reported. He faces two counts of vehicular manslaughter, one count of drunken driving, driving without a license, unauthorized use of a car, negligent and reckless driving, and failure to drive to the right of the center of the road, police said.

Assistant State's Attorney Robert J. Bittman said the case was moved to adult court because of the severity of the charges and the age of the defendant.

The Molina youth had been driving a 1985 Ford van at 3:45 a.m. when he crossed the center line on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and slammed head-on into a Geo Storm.

The Geo driver, Rachelle Lynn Sargent, 21, of the 1000 block of Little Baer Court in Baltimore, and a passenger, Scott Lyle Reagan, 22, of the 100 block of Furnlea Drive in Glen Burnie, were killed.

Two other people in the car, Jennifer Rebecca Myers, 20, of the 300 block of Regency Circle in Linthicum, and Michael Scott Fauceglio, 23, of the 100 block of Andel Court in Ferndale, were seriously injured.

Traffic signal near Slade could operate full time

The State Highway Administration agreed yesterday to reconsider plans to have a traffic signal on Dorsey Road at Central Avenue operating only when children are arriving and leaving Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School.

With school and community leaders declaring that a signal that operates full time would be safer for everyone, SHA "will revisit" the issue in coming months, said Bob French, a traffic engineer on the project.

The community has long lobbied for a signal there to make it easier for northbound motorists on Central to turn left onto Dorsey Road. School officials have maintained that a light would help pedestrians and traffic to and from the school.

The SHA is putting in three signals on a half-mile stretch of Dorsey Road as part of a $14.6 million project to widen I-97 over Dorsey Road and reconfigure the interchange, said Cathy Hickey, SHA spokeswoman.

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