Ocean City police officers arrested Joseph Hughes, 61, of Ocean City on Sunday for hitting a bicyclist on Second Street and leaving the scene without stopping after causing injuries to the victim.
A witness to the incident followed Hughes, in his own car, down Baltimore Avenue until Hughes crashed into the rear of another vehicle.
Upon arrival to the crash, police reported that Hughes had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath and his eyes were bloodshot.
Police placed Hughes under arrest and took him to police headquarters, where he allegedly blew a .23 during an alcohol concentration test.
The bicyclist was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Hughes was charged with failure of a vehicle to avoid a collision with a person on a bike, failure to control speed on a highway to avoid a collision, failure to stop at the scene of an accident after causing injury, driving while under the influence of alcohol and six additional offenses.
Plethora of drugs
Rachael Mitchell, 28, and Adam McKirby, 34, of Georgetown, Del. were arrested on Sunday, Aug. 30 for possession of heroin by a deputy from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.