Date and Time: August 5, 2018 at 6:15 PM
Location: RT 50 at Greys Corner Road, West Ocean City, Worcester County, MD
Vehicle: Black Hyundai Santa Fe
Driver: Thomas Arthur Harris 59 yoa of Trappe, Maryland
On August 5, 2018 at approximately 6:15pm, the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack was contacted by the Salisbury Barrack in reference to a dark colored Hyundai driving recklessly that was traveling RT 50 E/B close to the Worcester County line. At the same time, the Berlin barrack received a 911 call reference to the same Hyundai almost striking two separate vehicles on RT 50 passing the Berlin Barrack.
Troopers set up in the area and spotted the Hyundai on RT 50 passing Samuel Bowen Road. Troopers observed several traffic infractions and stopped the Hyundai just prior to Greys Corner Road. Troopers identified the driver as Thomas Arthur Harris and due to several indicators of being under the influence of alcohol, performed field sobriety tests on Harris. After performing poorly on the tests, Harris was placed under arrest for DUI. Through further investigation it was discovered that Harris had been charged and found guilty of DUI SIX different times in Maryland.
Harris was taken before the District Court Commissioner and was held without bond.
Charges: 21-902 DUI/DWI
21-901 Negligent Driving