Traffic stop leads to man's arrest on several charges

April 17, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | By TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A traffic stop for erratic driving led to the arrest of a Laurel man on drunken driving and drug charges Tuesday, county police said.

William Manning Jr. 29, of the 9700 block of Covered Wagon Drive was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Officer Rick Morris was headed west on the Baltimore Beltway shortly before 11 p.m. when he saw a man nearly crash his 1997 Saturn on the ramp to Route 648.

He watched the driver slide through the stop sign at the end of the ramp, police said.

When Morris stopped the car, the man refused to take a breath test. His driver's license had been suspended since May 1993 because of prior DWI charges, police said.

Police said they found a homemade smoking pipe in the man's pants pocket. They seized the car.

Pub Date: 4/17/97

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