Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

February 14, 2004

ANNAPOLIS — Pasadena man, 26, charged in fatal hit-and-run crash

ANNAPOLIS - A 26-year-old Pasadena man was arrested late Thursday on nearly a dozen charges relating to a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred last summer.

Last month, an Anne Arundel County grand jury indicted Andrew James Miller of the 1500 block of Park Lane on charges that include leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence of alcohol and negligent auto manslaughter.

He is accused of hitting Alton Davis Slay III, 34, of the 200 block of Maryland Ave. in Pasadena. Police said Slay was trying to cross Mountain Road near North Shore Road in Pasadena early July 13. Miller is free on $35,000 bond.

Miller, whom police said was intoxicated and speeding, did not stop after the accident. His 1998 Jeep Wrangler went only a short distance, however, before the driver stopped, talked about the situation with his passenger and returned to the scene of the accident, police officials said.

Delegate introduces bill to close Rosewood Center

ANNAPOLIS - A Prince George's County delegate has introduced legislation to close the Rosewood Center, an Owings Mills institution for the developmentally disabled, over two years.

Last month, the state health department issued a report concluding that if Maryland closes such an institution, it should be Rosewood. But the report said that closing any institution is too costly given the state's current fiscal problems.

A hearing has not been scheduled on the legislation, which was introduced by Democratic Del. James W. Hubbard.

With about 210 residents, Rosewood is the largest of Maryland's four institutions for the developmentally disabled.

Police continue probe of illegal traffic stops

PIKESVILLE - Maryland State Police continued to search yesterday for information about police impersonations and illegal traffic stops that have occurred since mid-December in Baltimore and Carroll counties.

Shawn T. Casey, 26, of the 6900 block of Pinecrest Road in Woodlawn was stopped for speeding Sunday on the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway near Stevenson Road. A trooper noticed emergency lights and sirens and an expandable baton in the man's Chevrolet Impala, police said.

Casey, who has been released on his own recognizance, is scheduled to appear in July in District Court on charges of impersonating a police officer and concealing a weapon, police said.

Investigators said they are searching for people who also might have been involved in illegal traffic stops.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Golden Ring barracks at 410-686-3101.

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