FREDERICK, Md. - The man police say rammed a Maryland State Police trooper’s cruiser off the road has been arrested, according to a release.
Dock. E. Workman, 32, of the 200 block of West Main Street in Middletown, Md., was charged with first- and second-degree assault as well as a host of traffic related offenses following an interstate police pursuit. Workman has a history of traffic related charges, online court records show.
Workman led police on a three-county, interstate pursuit after failing to stop for a trooper in Howard County. Maryland State trooper spokesman Sgt. Marc Black said Workman then drove into Carroll County where he struck several cars.
The suspect advanced into Frederick County where he reportedly rammed repeatedly into State Trooper Sgt. Scott Rice’s cruiser.
Rice had volunteered for an extra duty assignment in the area of U.S. 340 and Route 17.
Workman was driving a black Jeep when he crashed into Rice’s cruiser, police said.
“Workman, came directly behind the marked patrol vehicle and intentionally rammed the vehicle multiple times forcing it up an embankment,” the release states. “During the crash, Sgt. Rice sustained injuries causing him to be transported by the Maryland State Police Aviation Division to the Shock Trauma Center for treatment.”
He was released from Shock Trauma later that day.
Maryland troopers lost track of Workman when he drove into the West Virginia, Virginia area.
Members of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department in West Virginia however did not.
The suspect vehicle was located “quickly,” the release states. Troopers apprehended Workman Wednesday Sept. 11 a short distance from his home.
Workman is being held on $350,000 bond.
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