King George Man Crashes Into Sheriff's Cruiser and SMECO Box


On Aug. 27 at 9:26 a.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to the Maryland Visitor's Center at 12480 Crain Highway in Newburg to assist King George, Va., Sheriff's officers with a vehicle pursuit. The driver of the vehicle was said to have turned into the visitor's center, where it struck a King George Sheriff's cruiser and a SMECO electric box ending the pursuit. Charles County Sheriff's officers arrived on the scene and the driver was identified as David Martin Lynch, 47, of King George. Investigation revealed he was wanted in Charles County for failure to appear and also had open warrants in King George. Lynch was arrested and charged with first degree assault, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, reckless driving, failure to control vehicle speed to avoid a collision, driving an unregistered vehicle on roadway, displaying registration plates issued to another vehicle, driving while revoked, negligent driving, fleeing and eluding and failure to appear. He was transported to Civista Medical Center for injuries he sustained in the crash. Lynch is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance crash. He was released from the hospital and is being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. No one else was injured. Officer G. Holt investigated.

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