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Police investigating crash that dragged a pedestrian in Wheaton

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.



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