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September 7, 1995
A 31-year-old Manchester-area man, who police say led Maryland and Pennsylvania state troopers on a 130-mph chase on his motorcycle on Labor Day, has been charged with numerous traffic violations.Cpl. Robert Scott Yinger said he saw a 1986 Yahama at Bachman Valley and Eckard roads about 10 a.m. on Monday and attempted to stop the driver for operating 75 mph in a 50 mph zone. When he attempted to stop the motorcycle, Corporal Yinger said, the driver accelerated east on Eckard Road, a single lane gravel road.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
A driver who struck and killed a Annapolis High School cross country coach on a bicycle last August was found guilty of traffic violations in Annapolis District Court Wednesday. Whitney DeCesaris, 38, of Calvert County was fined $1,500 --$500 each for three violations: failure to exercise care to avoid a collision with a bicyclist, negligent driving endangering property of life and failure to control speed to avoid a collision. Trish Cunningham, 50, died after the crash, which took place on Riva Road near Beards Point Road in Davidsonville.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
A driver who struck and killed a Annapolis High School cross country coach on a bicycle last August was found guilty of traffic violations in Annapolis District Court Wednesday. Whitney DeCesaris, 38, of Calvert County was fined $1,500 --$500 each for three violations: failure to exercise care to avoid a collision with a bicyclist, negligent driving endangering property of life and failure to control speed to avoid a collision. Trish Cunningham, 50, died after the crash, which took place on Riva Road near Beards Point Road in Davidsonville.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2013
The truck driver involved in a crash that sent another car careening off the Bay Bridge this summer pleaded guilty to traffic violations in October. Gabor Lovasz pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County District Court in Glen Burnie on Oct. 18 to four traffic charges, according to court records: failure to control speed on a highway to avoid a collision, negligent driving, driving in excess of reasonable and prudent speed and unsafe lane changing. He was fined a total of $450, according to court records.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2000
A state trooper who lost control of his Camaro during an off-duty drive in a Pasadena neighborhood - allegedly plowing through two mailboxes and clipping the back of a parked van - was charged this week with two traffic violations. Trooper Michael Joseph Larsen Jr., a 21-year-old Pasadena resident, was charged with negligent driving and "using speed greater than what is reasonable and prudent," which carry fines of $120 and $65, respectively, Eastern District Capt. Timothy Bowman said yesterday.
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By Richard A. Serrano and Edwin Chen and Richard A. Serrano and Edwin Chen,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 13, 2004
WASHINGTON - White House officials released information yesterday that had been withheld from earlier disclosures of President Bush's National Guard record, showing that Bush was cited for a prank in college and that as a teen-ager was involved in two traffic collisions and received two speeding tickets. The information, which had been blacked out in a copy of the application released when Bush was running for president four years ago, was provided by White House spokesman Scott McClellan while traveling with the president to an education and job-training event in Pennsylvania.
NEWS
January 20, 1991
Representatives from the state Motor Vehicle Administration and the American Insurance Association testified Thursday against a bill introduced by Delegate Richard N. Dixon, D-Carroll, that would award credits to drivers with clean records.The bill, heard before the House Judiciary Committee, is intended to reduce the volume of court cases and time spent by police officers in court by awarding one "safe driving point" to drivers whose records remain free of traffic violations for one calendar year.
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April 23, 1993
A 21-year-old Annapolis man who left his 2-year-old daughter in a car in Glen Burnie when he bailed out to avoid being arrested has been charged with traffic violations and leaving his child unattended.Police leveled the charges against Roger Alan Trott, of the 600 block of Broadneck Road, after a patrol officer tried to stop the red Ford he was driving at Ritchie Highway and 5th Avenue about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.According to police, Mr. Trott refused to stop, then drove behind an auto parts store and jumped out of the car. Police caught him hiding under a pick-up truck, the report said.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | August 31, 1994
Four people, three of them teen-agers, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana Saturday night after their car was stopped for traffic violations and a police dog signaled the presence of drugs in the vehicle.Taneytown Police Chief Mel Diggs said Officer Edward Engel received a complaint of drugs in a car, went to the spot and saw four people enter the vehicle and drive through the city. Officer Engel reportedly followed the vehicle and stopped it after noticing several traffic violations.
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May 11, 2010
I don't condone all of the actions of Anthony John Graber III, the Harford County motorcyclist now facing charges for videotaping a police officer who stopped him for traffic violations, nor do I know him. But what's the difference between a camera in a police car and the person being pulled over recording a traffic stop? Let's imagine that the trooper struck Mr. Graber with his weapon. Would Mr. Graber be facing wiretap charges? I don't think so. I don't think that we can assume that Mr. Graber was trying to entrap a police officer.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
The driver of a tractor-trailer that collided with a car on the Bay Bridge in July, sending the car and its 23-year-old driver over a barrier and into the water below, has been charged with four traffic violations, Maryland Transportation Authority Police announced Thursday. The announcement came as welcome news to the family of Morgan Jade Lake of Sunderland, the driver of the vehicle sent into the water. "I am relieved that at least there are some charges," said Melani Lake, her mother.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
Four people were injured in a three-vehicle accident in Towson Thursday afternoon after a state police trooper attempted to stop a driver for a traffic violation, a spokesman said. The trooper tried to pull a vehicle over at Goucher and Fairmont avenues around 2:30 p.m., when the driver pulled away. The driver fled and ran a red light, striking a vehicle turning left onto Prince Road about a mile away, said Sgt. Marc Black, a state police spokesman. The fleeing driver's car then struck a second vehicle.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | December 22, 2011
Local law enforcement agencies say they will be concentrating on traffic enforcement in Harford County over the Christmas to New Year holiday period and into 2012, particularly in what are considered high crash areas. Out of concern for Harford's high fatal accident rate, police say they will be cracking down on a number of dangerous driving offenses, including speeding, following too closely and distracted and impaired driving. "Distracted and impaired driving can have dangerous and life altering consequences," Harford Sheriff Jesse Bane said in a recent news release.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2011
The Anne Arundel County Sheriff's office arrested 38 people Sunday morning in an effort to reduce the number of outstanding warrants in the county. In the "Sheriff's Survivors Sweep," 50 sheriff's deputies began knocking on doors at 5 a.m. to arrest residents who were wanted for everything from traffic violations to burglary charges, according to a press release by the sheriff's office. Ten of those who were arrested had more than one warrant against them. The majority of the warrants were for less serious crimes.
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By Liz F. Kay and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2011
A man and a woman were killed in a motorcycle crash after fleeing from a traffic stop early Thursday in Annapolis, police said. The crash occurred at 1:08 a.m. on King George Street, near the U.S. Naval Academy, police said. Neither victim was affiliated with the academy, said Edward Zeigler, a Naval District Washington spokesman. Their identities will be released after families are notified, he said. Just before the crash, an Annapolis police officer stopped the motorcycle for several traffic violations at the intersection of Compromise and Duke of Gloucester streets, but the driver took off as the officer walked up to the motorcycle, Annapolis police said.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to raise revenue by imposing surcharges on traffic fines is likely to go nowhere — just as it did when former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. floated a similar idea. As reported in this newspaper by my colleague Annie Linskey, O'Malley's proposal could add $1,500 to the cost of a drunken driving conviction or to other violations that add up to 6 points. As much as the added penalties would be a plus for highway safety, history shows the idea will run into implacable opposition from the public and the General Assembly.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2011
The Anne Arundel County Sheriff's office arrested 38 people Sunday morning in an effort to reduce the number of outstanding warrants in the county. In the "Sheriff's Survivors Sweep," 50 sheriff's deputies began knocking on doors at 5 a.m. to arrest residents who were wanted for everything from traffic violations to burglary charges, according to a press release by the sheriff's office. Ten of those who were arrested had more than one warrant against them. The majority of the warrants were for less serious crimes.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2010
A 26-year-old Severn man has been charged with murder and other crimes in a killing that police believe was prompted by road rage. James William King, who has an extensive record of traffic violations and other offenses, was arrested Tuesday night at his home on the 800 block of Crest Hill Drive, according to a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police. King was charged with first-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment and two other counts, and was incarcerated without bail at the Jennifer Road Detention Center.
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