BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Maryland State Police have charged and arrested the driver accused of striking and killing a city employee in front of Baltimore’s City Hall last week.
The driver of the 2000 Acura TL is identified as Johnny Johnson, 43. He was charged on a warrant with manslaughter by automobile, homicide by motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, driving under the influence of drugs, driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and numerous traffic violations.
The warrant was served on Johnson Monday. He was arrested without incident. He is currently being processed and held at Central Booking, pending an initial appearance before a court commissioner.
During this investigation, police say evidence has been obtained which indicated that Johnson had drugs in his system at the time of the fatal crash. The investigation is still ongoing.
“We appreciate the Maryland State Police for conducting the investigation that resulted in these serious charges,” said Gregg L. Bernstein, Baltimore City State’s Attorney. “We now look forward to prosecuting the case in court.”