Man indicted on 17 counts in fatal crash

March 07, 2000|By Andrea Siegel | Andrea Siegel,SUN STAFF

A Pasadena man has been indicted on 17 counts ranging from negligent homicide by automobile to driving with an expired license in connection with a November collision near a Mountain Road roller rink that killed a 43-year-old woman.

The victim, Darla Lee Rodey of the 1000 block of Olen Court in Glen Burnie, had picked up her daughter and the girl's friends from the rink before the collision. Five teen-agers, including the daughter, were injured.

Accused in the indictment is Mhamed Bouadjemi, 46, of the 600 block of Powhatan Beach Road. He is charged with negligent manslaughter, negligent homicide, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and 14 related counts. His driver's license had expired in 1995 and was not renewed.

Bouadjemi's Chevrolet Suburban was eastbound on Mountain Road when it crossed the center line around 11: 15 p.m. Nov. 26, colliding head-on with Rodey's Nissan sedan near Outing Avenue, according to police and prosecutors.

Bouadjemi told police he swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid a vehicle that was backing out of a driveway, authorities said.

The indictment was returned Friday and unsealed yesterday when Bouadjemi was brought to court. No trial date has been set.

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