The bench trial of Howard County Officer Symchay Bendu started Tuesday morning in Anne Arundel County.
He is charged in connection to a crash in Anne Arundel County from June 8, 2013. According to police at the time, Bendu was lost along Route 100 in Glen Burnie and tried to make an illegal U-turn on the highway where it intersects with Route 10.
While turning around, Bendu pulled into the path of a Honda and was hit. The crash sent a 4-year-old and 11-year-old to Johns Hopkins Children Center with critical injuries.
As a result of the crash Bendu was charged with four counts of second degree assault, two counts of negligent driving and one count of reckless driving.