Arundel Digest

ARUNDEL DIGEST

January 09, 2004

Unlicensed driver injured in wreck in Glen Burnie

A 21-year-old Glen Burnie man without a driver's license was seriously injured Wednesday when the Chevrolet Camaro he was driving plowed into a parked vehicle, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police believe Joel Robert Douglas, of the 7800 block of Tall Pines Court, was traveling at high speed on Oakwood Road in Glen Burnie when, for unknown reasons, the Camaro veered off the road.

The Camaro, owned by an acquaintance of Douglas, struck an Isuzu box truck parked on the right side of the road, police said. The impact sent the Isuzu, which was loaded with about 10,000 pounds of equipment, about 16 feet into a parked GMC box truck, police said. The GMC was then forced forward about 37 feet into a Ford pickup truck, police said.

Douglas was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with head injuries. He was in critical condition there yesterday. No one else was injured, police said.

The posted speed limit along the road is 30 mph.

Annapolis man, 20, charged with attempted murder

Annapolis police said they made an arrest Wednesday in an attempted murder case from last month. Damien Lanier Owens, 20, of Primrose Court is suspected as one of three masked men with shotguns who police say shot a man in the back as he left his home in the 900 block of President Street on Dec. 22.

Investigators yesterday were searching for Nathaniel Gross, 18, of the 100 block of Obery Court, in connection with the incident. A third suspect has not been identified, police said.

Police said they are withholding the victim's name until the other suspects have been apprehended.

Owens has been charged with attempted murder, attempted robbery and first-degree assault. He was being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on Jennifer Road in Annapolis last night.

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