Paraplegic Md. Driver Could Go Back To Jail

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — An Ellicott City man who killed two people in a car crash in 2002 faces up to seven more years in prison for allegedly violating probation.

Matthew Meyer has a court hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning in Hagerstown.

Meyer served about four years of a seven-year prison term for two Washington County manslaughter convictions. He was released in 2008.

Prosecutors say Meyer then obtained a Maryland driver’s license and was caught last year speeding, despite a probation condition barring him from driving in the state.

If he is found in violation, Meyer could be ordered to serve a seven-year term that was suspended as part of a plea deal on the manslaughter charges.

Meyer is paralyzed from the chest down due to injuries from an earlier wreck.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • chalkie

    How can they say the man was in voilation of his probation. The state knows he wasn’t supposse to drive, and they are the ones who issued him another driver’s license. And if he is a paraplegic how was he driving anyway? There is alot missing in this story!!!

  • sheriff

    Send him back to jail & send the Judge along with the officer that issued this nut a drivers license along with him to serve out the term of seven years. A sentence is a sentence & it’s time to put up.

  • marian

    chalkie, i agree. too many holes in this story. he had to be driving a special made car as he could not use his legs and his mva history would have been flagged in their computers stating no driver license and why. hmmmmmmmmmm. friends in high places?

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