PASADENA, Md. - Maryland State Police cited a Pasadena man for the accident that critically injured Trooper Jacqueline Kline four months ago.
Enrique Guzman, Jr., 21, was charged with a violation of Maryland's "move over" law , which carries a fine of $750. He is also charged with negligent driving, which carries a fine of $280. The penalty for each charge also includes three points if the violation contributed to a traffic crash.
The charges stem from an Oct. 6 accident on eastbound Route 100. Police allege Guzman struck Kline, who was pulled over on the shoulder on the highway while responding to a back-up call for a traffic stop at about 1 a.m.. She was assisting a fellow trooper with a field sobriety test.
Kline was thrown onto the hood of her cruiser before she was propelled into the back of a State Police K-9 car. She struck the back windshield and the metal K-9 cage inside.
Kline was hospitalized for almost three weeks. She was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 25 . Her condition continues to improve, State Police officials said.