Date of Incident: 5 October 2016
Location: North Salisbury Boulevard, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Michael F. Reynolds, 51, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 5 October 2016 at 3:37 PM a deputy assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Community Action team was travelling northbound on N. Salisbury Blvd approaching Naylor Mill Rd when the deputy realized that he was being “tailgated” by a subject later identified as Michael Reynolds operating a Chevrolet Pick-up truck. The deputy observed in his rear view mirror that Reynolds was throwing his hands up in the air as if he was annoyed that the deputy would not get out of his way.
Reynolds apparently did not recognize the deputy was operating an unmarked police vehicle.
Reynolds passed the deputy when he had the opportunity and after the deputy witnessed a near collision by Reynolds with another vehicle as Reynolds turned onto Naylor Mill Road, the deputy attempted a traffic stop. Instead of stopping, Reynolds turned into the parking lot of the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store and led the deputy through the parking lot in an apparent attempt to elude apprehension. The pursuit headed back out onto N. Salisbury Blvd at times with Reynolds speeding and leaving the travel lane to pass traffic. Upon the arrival of additional deputies, Reynolds stopped in the area of Zion Rd at which point he jumped from his vehicle with his hands up.
The deputy detected an overwhelming odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Reynolds who appeared unsteady on his feet. The deputy located a large open bottle of vodka that was nearly empty inside the truck. Additionally the deputy discovered that Reynolds’ privilege to drive had been both suspended and revoked by the State of Maryland.
Reynolds had a passenger with him that was found to be on his way to report to the Detention Center on Naylor Mill Road and it was presumed that was where Reynolds was giving the passenger a ride to.
The deputy placed Reynolds under arrest for DUI and his attempt to flee. During processing, the deputy uncovered that Reynolds had four previous convictions for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Reynolds was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner who detained Reynolds in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While Impaired by Alcohol, Attempt to Flee and Elude, Aggressive Driving, Driving While Revoked, Driving While Suspended, Negligent Driving and Reckless Driving