Md. state trooper injured after being hit by drunk driver

WASHINGTON — A North East man has been charged with driving under the influence, negligent driving, reckless driving and failure to drive slow while passing a stopped emergency vehicle after he hit a Maryland state trooper this week.

The man, Sean Jester, apparently hit Trooper Charles Tittle’s patrol car from behind Wednesday night.

He was driving a white Nissan Pathfinder, according to police information.

According to Maryland State Police, Jester was involved in a hit-and-run crash moments before he hit Tittle’s car.

The hit-and-run crash occurred at East Cecil Avenue and Mauldin Avenue, in which Jester hit a parked car and caused it to overturn. The hit-and-run crash is being investigated.

Tittle is recovering from his injuries. He’s a four-year veteran assigned to patrol duties at the North East Barrack.

Tittle was on a traffic stop inside his marked patrol car with the emergency lights on, along westbound Old Philadelphia Road.

Tittle was transported by ambulance to Union Hospital for treatment. He’s been released and is on medical leave.

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