Cyclist dies in accident limousine driver charged

August 01, 1994

A Glen Burnie man was killed early yesterday as he rode a bicycle on Quarterfield Road when he was struck by a limousine under the Route 100 overpass.

The victim -- a 35-year-old man whose name was being withheld pending notification of relatives -- was pedaling west on Quarterfield Road about 2 a.m. when he was hit by the 1994 Lincoln Town Car limousine, police said.

The limousine driver was in the right lane attempting to pass a car to his left when the bicyclist was struck and thrown 150 feet, police said.

The driver of the limousine fled the scene. Police received a call about 3:45 a.m. from a man who said he was at his workplace, a limousine company located on Grimm Road in Severn, and thought he had struck someone with his car.

Police arrested Joseph Michael Boggs, 31, of Wheaton and charged him with drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Man is beaten, robbed of $20

A Glen Burnie man was beaten and robbed of $20 Thursday night by a group of men in the 400 block of Elwell Court, county police said.

William Earl Benton, 31, who lives on Hamlen Road, was not seriously injured in the incident and did not go to the hospital, police said. A friend of his had just driven him to Elwell Court from Harundale shortly before 10:30 p.m., police said.

A group of six or seven men were drinking outside a house when Mr. Benton got out of the car, police said. One of them walked up to Mr. Elwell and told him to hand over $20 or he would take all his money.

After Mr. Benton handed over the cash, the men punched and pushed him. He ran and was picked up by a passing motorist, police said.

Masked man fails in holdup attempt

A masked man failed in his efforts to rob a Subway shop in the 7400 block of Ritchie Highway Thursday when the clerk ran out a back door, county police said.

The man walked into the Harundale shop shortly after 10 p.m. and shouted, "This is a stickup!" police said.

The clerk, who was working at the counter, immediately ran, police said. The man jumped the counter and tried to take money from the register but could not open it, they said.

The man took an undisclosed amount of cash from the clerk's wallet, police said.

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