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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2012
Anne Arundel police have charged a 34-year-old Glen Burnie man with assault and reckless driving and are seeking a 41-year-old woman in connection with the incident that occurred Wednesday evening in Severn. David Charles Lane of the 200 block Woodhill Drive was arrested at his residence and remains in custody. Officers were called to the Walmart in the 400 block of George Clauss Blvd. at 11:21 p.m. for a report of an intoxicated driver in the parking lot. They were met by three female victims, one 30 years old and the other two both 19. The victims told police that the suspect sped toward them and tried to strike them with his car, as they stood on the lot. Police said the suspect got out of the car and shouted obscenities and racial slurs at the women.
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December 17, 2013
Aberdeen John W. White, 33, of the 1100 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard, was charged Friday with violating a protective order. Gaylord Dennison II, 33, of the 600 block of Brenda Lane, was charged Friday with failing to appear in court for a case in which he was charged with forgery, theft less than $1,000 and issuing a false document. Russell P. Sconion, 54, of the 1400 block of Wilshire Drive, was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct and failing to obey a lawful order.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2011
People were yelling at him to slow down, but Buck John Benny apparently didn't listen. The 16-year-old was driving home Wednesday night from swimming at Patapsco Valley State Park, behind the wheel of an old Plymouth Acclaim packed with friends and relatives, including a teenager crammed in the back seat holding her 3-year-old nephew on her lap. John Ward, a passenger, said the car was racing south on Ridge Road near the Elkridge Furnace Inn....
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2012
After pleading guilty to a charge of reckless driving Friday afternoon in Prince George's County District Court, Maryland forward James Padgett will not be suspended by coach Mark Turgeon, an athletic department spokesman said. Turgeon was not available to comment. Padgett was arrested in College Park in June and charged with driving while impaired, but that was dropped amid "a number of issues", according to Padgett's attorney David Putzi. Among them was the amount of mouth alcohol in Padgett's system as a result of the player's acid reflux condition.
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By Michael J. Clark and Michael J. Clark,Howard County Bureau of The Sun | August 29, 1991
By paying a $45 fine for reckless driving, a Baltimore man has avoided an auto manslaughter charge in an accident in which a young woman was killed.A Howard County Circuit Court judge dismissed yesterday the auto manslaughter charge against Garrick Wesley, 24, of the 600 block of Allendale Street. If he had been convicted on that charge, Mr. Wesley could have been sentenced to 10 years in prison.Citing appellate court rulings, Judge Cornelius F. Sybert Jr. ruled it would be double jeopardy to try Mr. Wesley for auto manslaughter because he paid a fine for reckless driving in the accident.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | December 15, 1994
A few years ago, Christian Herrera loved to grab a steering wheel and imagine the freedom of the open road."I remember my grandmother's Oldsmobile," Christian's friend, Kelly Matthews, 17, recalled yesterday. "We used to sit in there and just dream about driving."The boys' dream was just a hazy nightmare yesterday as hundreds of mourners -- Christian's family and his friends -- stood on the damp grass at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Marriottsville.The 16-year-old Ellicott City youth was a popular junior at Glenelg High School.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | March 16, 2005
Theresa Geier Costley got the call every parent fears most. A friend was driving her 15-year-old son home from work. Going 73 mph in a 35-mph zone on Harpers Farm Road in the Hobbit's Glen residential community, the car struck a tree on the passenger side, where Costley's son, Terence, was sitting. Costley arrived at the scene and saw the yellow tarp covering the car. She knew her son was inside. She knew he was dead. It was May 18, 1996. Costley told her story Monday night to a court-ordered crowd attending the PADDD program (Positive Alternatives to Dangerous and Destructive Decisions)
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | June 4, 2003
Laurel Stiff held up each of the tools of her trade - a virtual cornucopia of invasive, lifesaving tubes, pins and needles - and repeated her mantra. The longtime trauma nurse had spent the past several minutes drilling the realities and consequences of fast, reckless driving into the heads of the 51 people staring at her from the hard benches in Howard District Courtroom 5. She figured it couldn't hurt to say it again. "We can't always fix what you do," Stiff told the mostly young, mostly male group as she explained how each tube and needle would be inserted into their bodies.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER and MICHAEL DRESSER,gettingthere@baltsun.com | March 30, 2009
If you're a speed-happy Marylander who occasionally drives into Virginia, you'd better leave your lead foot on this side of the Potomac. Unlike in Maryland, where cotton-candy traffic laws virtually invite extreme speeding, Virginia takes such behavior seriously. Under the laws of the commonwealth, exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph or more is classified as reckless driving. Going 80 mph or more, no matter what the speed limit, is also reckless driving. That's a Class 1 misdemeanor under Virginia law, punishable by a jail term of up to a year and a fine of $2,500.
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November 20, 2005
Good morning --Bill Cowher -- Looking for a healthy quarterback to face the Ravens? We hear Kordell's available. THEY SAID IT "Defending Nextel Cup champ Kurt Busch was suspended after cops stopped him for reckless driving and suspicion of DUI. Wait. Let me get this straight. Drinking ... reckless driving ... I thought that was NASCAR!" Greg Cote The Miami Herald "I guess I trained him pretty well." Gary Dobry Former boxing coach of Olin Kreutz, who broke the jaw of Chicago Bears teammate Fred Miller in a fight Question of the day What is college football's greatest rivalry?
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2012
Anne Arundel police have charged a 34-year-old Glen Burnie man with assault and reckless driving and are seeking a 41-year-old woman in connection with the incident that occurred Wednesday evening in Severn. David Charles Lane of the 200 block Woodhill Drive was arrested at his residence and remains in custody. Officers were called to the Walmart in the 400 block of George Clauss Blvd. at 11:21 p.m. for a report of an intoxicated driver in the parking lot. They were met by three female victims, one 30 years old and the other two both 19. The victims told police that the suspect sped toward them and tried to strike them with his car, as they stood on the lot. Police said the suspect got out of the car and shouted obscenities and racial slurs at the women.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2011
People were yelling at him to slow down, but Buck John Benny apparently didn't listen. The 16-year-old was driving home Wednesday night from swimming at Patapsco Valley State Park, behind the wheel of an old Plymouth Acclaim packed with friends and relatives, including a teenager crammed in the back seat holding her 3-year-old nephew on her lap. John Ward, a passenger, said the car was racing south on Ridge Road near the Elkridge Furnace Inn....
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2011
A head-on collision early Saturday morning on Route 50 in Anne Arundel County sent two men to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to police. Ryan Christopher John, 24, of Greenbelt, was driving a 2007 blue Honda Civic east in the westbound on lanes of Route 50 near the Bay Dale Drive overpass, when at approximately 4:30 a.m., he struck a black 2005 Kia driven by Michael Dickinson Gurd, 23, of Bethesda, who was driving in the westbound middle lane of the highway, head on. After Anne Arundel County firefighters extricated both men from their automobiles, they were transported by a Maryland State Police helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where John was treated and released, and where Gurd remains hospitalized in serious condition.
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August 15, 2010
The movement to revise the 14th Amendment has seemingly blown up out of nowhere, like the sudden storm that rolled across our area the other morning. The renewed interest in repealing birthright citizenship won't disappear nearly so quickly, though its staying power beyond the November election is open to serious question. "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | October 5, 2009
They worked at a Walmart in Laurel, Bibi Karpaiya in customer service and Mary Hummel in the garden section, often walking across busy Route 198 together to reach the store. As they crossed on Feb. 12, a car struck them, killing Karpaiya. On Friday, the driver, Patricia Ann Rowland, 48, was convicted of reckless driving, a traffic violation, saying that the sun's glare was so strong that she did not see that the traffic light on Route 198 at Russett Green East had turned red. The Anne Arundel County jury found her not guilty of the criminal charge of automobile manslaughter, in a case that is reigniting calls for legislation to address what prosecutors say is a gap in the law. "If you are negligent and somebody dies, there should be possible jail time," said Anne Arundel County Deputy State's Attorney William Roessler, who prosecuted the case against Rowland.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,don.markus@baltsun.com | June 30, 2009
A 24-year-old Columbia man with a history of reckless driving and drug convictions was sentenced to five years in prison Monday for his part in a fatal accident last November that killed his best friend. Alexander Camorali of the 5400 block of Half Flight Garth pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol after initially being charged with vehicular manslaughter. After spending part of the night at a Baltimore go-go bar, Camorali was driving on Harpers Farm Road when his truck went out of control, smashed into a tree and knocked down a street light.
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By Winyan Soo Hoo and Winyan Soo Hoo,Special to baltimoresun.com | June 7, 2005
In an attempt to reduce the number of auto accidents in the final weeks of the school year, Howard County police today announced a new effort to crack down on speeding or reckless drivers in school zones. Police cite a noticeable increase in reckless driving behavior among students during the last week of school. In 2001, three students were involved in a speed-related collision as they left Atholton High School on the last day of classes. The 17-year-old driver was killed when his 1991 Honda struck a utility pole, according to authorities.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,michael.dresser@baltsun.com | April 2, 2009
A Carroll County judge has stepped aside from hearing traffic charges against a man who went to prison for his role in a fatal 1998 crash and went on to receive a half-dozen speeding tickets in the years since his release. Judge Marc C. Rasinsky recused himself Wednesday in the District Court trial of Frederick Henry Hensen Jr., citing an article Sunday in The Baltimore Sun on Hensen's history of speeding and other driving violations. Hensen got tickets before and after his involvement in the crash that killed middle school teacher Geraldine Wu. Hensen was convicted of manslaughter by automobile in 1999, along with another man who participated in a road race on Route 140 that ended in the crash that killed Wu. A third man pleaded guilty in 1998.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER and MICHAEL DRESSER,gettingthere@baltsun.com | March 30, 2009
If you're a speed-happy Marylander who occasionally drives into Virginia, you'd better leave your lead foot on this side of the Potomac. Unlike in Maryland, where cotton-candy traffic laws virtually invite extreme speeding, Virginia takes such behavior seriously. Under the laws of the commonwealth, exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph or more is classified as reckless driving. Going 80 mph or more, no matter what the speed limit, is also reckless driving. That's a Class 1 misdemeanor under Virginia law, punishable by a jail term of up to a year and a fine of $2,500.
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