State trooper hurt when SUV strikes his cruiser

Pikesville man, 20, faces DUI and other charges

August 11, 2005|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A Pikesville man has been charged with driving under the influence and having false identification after the sport utility vehicle he was operating struck a state police car on northbound Interstate 83 near the Baltimore Beltway, injuring a trooper, authorities said.

Tfc. Jerry S. Warner, 46, of the North East barracks had been standing outside his cruiser, its lights flashing, as he was directing traffic near a construction site about 1:30 a.m., when he noticed a 2003 Toyota Highlander heading toward him, police said.

Warner jumped into his cruiser in time to avoid being hit by the SUV, which struck the rear bumper of the patrol car. The trooper was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was released police said.

Arrested was Corey B. Gaber, 20, of the 3600 block of Dorland Drive, who was charged with driving under the influence and having false ID, indicating he was of legal drinking age, police said.

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