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. 

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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