Crime, Police/Fire

Nottingham man arrested after hitting Maryland State Police vehicle, fleeing scene on I-95

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland State Police arrested and charged a suspected impaired driver who hit a state police vehicle and fled the scene Wednesday on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County. The suspect has been identified as Gasper Botteon, 45, of Nottingham. Maryland. Botteon is charged with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and other traffic charges related to …


Traffic

AAA, NTSB: Fatal wrong-way crashes on the rise

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Fatal wrong-way driving crashes on our nation’s highways are a persistent and devastating threat that is only getting worse. According to the latest data analysis from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 2,008 deaths from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018, an average of approximately 500 deaths a year.  That is up 34% …


Maryland State Police to increase patrols as St. Patrick’s Day approaches

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the state and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Wednesday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and to avoid impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state over the next two weekends, state police will be …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols, target impaired/aggressive drivers over Labor Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—As the unofficial end to summer approaches, Maryland State Police will be on extra alert in search of impaired, distracted and/or aggressive drivers this Labor Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. Beginning Thursday through Labor Day, authorities say state troopers will be on patrol, using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond …

Woman charged with DUI after crashing into Carney yard, fence

CARNEY, MD—A North Carolina woman has been charged with Driving Under the Influence after crashing into a fenced, residential yard in Carney over the weekend. The incident occurred at just after 11:15 p.m. on Saturday night, August 22, in the 9700-block of Britinay Lane (21234) at the intersection with Magledt Road. At the scene, officers found that a 2013 Honda …

Police provide additional information on Thursday pursuit, crash in Perry Hall

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department has provided an update on Thursday evening’s pursuit and subsequent crash in Perry Hall/Nottingham. Detective Robert P. Reason tells NottinghamMD.com that, at around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, officers initially received a call for a hit-and-run in the 8600-block of Belair Road (21236). A witness followed the suspect vehicle to the 4300-block of Ebenezer Road.  …

Maryland State Police to continue increased enforcement through Fourth of July holiday weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland state troopers will be extra vigilant looking for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers this Independence Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the holiday will be a three-day weekend for many people. As a result, troopers will be on patrol, using a variety …

Maryland State Police to continue increased enforcement through Memorial Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland State Police troopers from all 23 barracks and from divisions not normally assigned to road patrol will be involved in targeted traffic safety initiatives through the Memorial Day weekend as part of their continuing effort to reduce speeding and address aggressive and impaired driving on Maryland roads. Authorities say the priority of every uniformed state trooper on patrol …