Maryland Man Sentenced in Case of Drug-Fueled, High-Speed Chase
In September 2014, a 28-year-old man from Mechanicsville, Maryland was arrested after he reportedly led police on a high-speed chase while under the influence of drugs. Now he has been sentenced to five years of probation after a hearing in La Plata.
Webb was first spotted by a police officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office driving at 63 miles per hour in a 50 MPH zone. Although this was not a particularly egregious offense, the sight of the officer’s lights was enough to frighten the man into commencing a high-speed attempted escape. Rather than stop for the officer, the man fled into the next county, turned south onto Route 5 and eventually reached speeds of up to 110 miles per hour. When he turned off on to Route 236, he traveled for some distance at approximately 70 miles per hour until ultimately losing control of his car and crashing into a tree at Bethel Church Road.
The chase didn’t end there, however, as the man attempted to flee on foot. Disoriented from the crash, he was soon caught by police. When he attempted to fight back, the officers reportedly used a Taser on him. The man was under the influence of drugs and had a criminal record, including convictions for fourth-degree burglary, hit-and-run with property damage and drug possession. He apparently had eight speeding tickets in 2009 alone.
In addition to the five years of probation, the judge also sentenced the man to nearly 13 years of time already served. If you face charges of driving under the influence or any other crime, meet with a skilled La Plata attorney at Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A.