Man charged after trooper is injured in incident on I-95


A Joppa man was charged yesterday after allegedly driving through a construction barrier on I-95, injuring a state trooper and striking two other vehicles, state police said.

Police said Charles R. Clark, of the 500 block of Shore Drive, was driving his 1995 Ford Escort Thursday evening when he struck several construction barriers on I-95 and hit the driver's side of a parked Maryland state police cruiser. 1st Sgt. Avon B. Mack, 43, who was inside the car, suffered minor injuries.

Police said Clark then drove outside the construction area and struck two other cars traveling the interstate before fleeing.

Police said they found the man asleep in his car, which was parked on the side of the interstate near Laurel.

Police charged Clark with five counts, including driving while intoxicated and two counts of reckless driving. He was being held at the Golden Ring state police barracks.

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