Convicted Driver Charged With Probation Violation

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) —  A paraplegic driver sent to prison for negligent manslaughter in the deaths of a Hagerstown couple has been arrested after allegedly driving again. 

A condition of 31-year-old Matthew Meyer’s probation was not to operate a motor vehicle in Maryland. 

Meyer, of Ellicott City, was arrested last week in Howard County. He posted $10,000 bail. 

According to court documents, Meyer was cited on June 29 and July 4 on motor vehicle offenses. 

Meyer was paralyzed from the chest down in a 2000 crash in Pennsylvania. On Oct. 23, 2002, his car struck a pickup truck and killed Gerald and Mary Dietrich of Hagerstown, according to court records. Meyer was sentenced to seven years in prison. 

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  • Doug

    Something tells me,if you gave this guy the old Moe Howard eye poke,he’d still get behind the wheel.

  • KottaMan

    Not to sound insensitive, but this guy just doesn’t get it. Next time he serves time, at least he won’t need to bend over in the shower.

  • m_shelton

    Wait a minute…I’m still trying to figure out how this paralized guy could still drive…

    • Joe

      Hand controls. I know a woman at my church in MD whose legs do not permit her to drive, but hand controls enable her to have a reasonably normal life. She’s been driving > 30 years like this.

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