Sykesville man faces charges after accident

October 19, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer NTC

A 31-year-old Sykesville man was being held on $15,000 bail on traffic charges after a police dog found him in the woods not far from the scene of a traffic accident in Eldersburg Monday night.

State police who responded to an accident report about 10 p.m. said they found a damaged 1978 Pontiac with no license plates that had hit a parked car on Bartholow Road near Johnsville Road. They said they found one tag in the grass near the vehicle.

A check with the state Motor Vehicle Administration identified the owner of the tag as Robert Dale Holt of the 5700 block of Strawbridge Terrace, they said.

Officers said they went to the address, a few blocks from the accident scene, and began searching for Mr. Holt. A K-9 dog found him about 1 a.m. hiding in the woods behind his house, police said.

Tfc. George A. Prager arrested Mr. Holt and charged him with driving while under the influence of alcohol, failure to identify himself at the scene of a property damage accident and failure to control his speed to avoid an accident.

Additional charges include displaying tags issued to another vehicle, operating an unregistered vehicle and driving an uninsured vehicle.

Investigators said Mr. Holt refused a breath test at the Westminster barracks and told them that he had removed the license plates after the accident because they belonged on another vehicle he wrecked about a month ago.

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