Montgomery County police said the driver of a Toyota Camry that struck and dragged a pedestrian in Wheaton early Saturday morning was arrested on suspicion of a DUI.
Editor’s note: Montgomery County police identified the woman arrested, but WTOP’s policy is to not identify someone until they are charged.
WASHINGTON — Police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian on University Boulevard in Wheaton, Maryland.
Police said an officer was on patrol on University Boulevard at Amherst Avenue when they happened to notice that a 2005 Toyota Camry appeared to have an object under the vehicle, police said in a news release.
When the officer and the driver of the Camry made eye contact, the driver sped her car eastbound on University Boulevard into the parking lot of a nearby business.
Police said it was then that the officer noticed the previously unidentified “object” was in fact a person who was now lying in the roadway.
The person, identified only as an adult male, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police have not released his identity until his family is notified.
The driver of the Camry was identified as a 25-year-old from Hyattsville, Maryland. She was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The crash closed a portion of University Boulevard on Saturday morning while the reconstruction unit was on the scene.
A map of where the crash happened can be seen below.
Editor’s Note: This story was updated with new information from Montgomery County Police at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 10.