Driver charged in crash that critically injured Maryland State Police trooper

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. 

 

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