Anne Arundel police chief involved in minor traffic incident

  • New Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis
New Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun )
July 19, 2013|By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun

New Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis had to call his own police officers for assistance after he was involved in a minor traffic incident over the weekend.

On Saturday night, just one day after he was announced as County Executive Laura Neuman's pick for police chief, Davis' county-owned SUV was struck by another driver.

Davis said he was stopped at a traffic light on Benfield Boulevard near Interstate 97 in Millersville at about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, when a Mercedes in the next lane drifted over and bumped the SUV's left rear tires.

There was no damage to either car, Davis said.

Davis said he spent most of Saturday and Sunday getting his uniforms, gun, cell phone and other equipment in order so he could "hit the ground running" on Monday morning.

Davis, a Crofton resident and 21-year veteran of the Prince George's County Police Department, was selected to take over a police department that became embroiled in controversy after former County Executive John R. Leopold was convicted of misconduct in office. Leopold was accused of having his police protection detail conduct personal and political tasks for him, including planting campaign signs and emptying his urinary catheter bag after back surgery.

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