1 charged after Prince George’s Co. hit-and-run

MYERSVILLE, MD - OCTOBER 24: A Maryland State trooper looks on as an ATF vehicle passes near where two sniper suspects were found sleeping in their car at a rest stop on I-70 October 24, 2002 in Myersville, Maryland. Police said the men are prime suspects in the recent Washington-area sniper attacks. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A traffic stop in Prince George’s County, Maryland, turned into a police pursuit and a hit-and-run in the predawn hours of Friday.

The Maryland State Police said in a statement that Lamar Davon Daniels, 37, of Landover, drove  a Dodge Caravan through a stop sign at Maryland Route 210/Indian Head Highway and Livingston Road just before 3 a.m. When a state trooper signaled for him to pull over, the police said, Daniels slowed down, but then sped off.

As he turned onto Indian Head Highway, Daniels struck a Maserati that had the right of way, police said. He tried to keep going, but eventually the damage to the van from the collision forced him to stop, and he tried to run off.

State troopers arrested Daniels and found a loaded Glock semi-automatic handgun near where he was arrested, the police said, adding that they also found “indicators of impairment from alcohol or drugs.” A database check found that Daniels was prohibited from owning a gun because of a felony conviction.

The people in the car were taken to a hospital where they were checked out and released. Daniels was treated and released, all the while in police custody.

Daniels faces charges including fleeing and eluding law enforcement, failing to remain at the scene of a personal injury collision, driving while under the influence, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person with a felony conviction and more.

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Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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