BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A man has been arrested and charged after police say he hit a car while driving under the influence and then fled, all while his 4-year-old son was in the car with him.
According to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, 36-year-old Samuel McKean, of New Market, was traveling northbound on Woodville Road when his 2016 Nissan Frontier crossed the center line and hit a car that was backing out of a driveway.
Both tires were punctured in the crash, and he continued driving with flat tires until they were completely shredded, police say.
McKean then exited the vehicle with the 4-year-old son and fled into a nearby field, police say.
A Sheriff’s Office K-9 tracked McKean and he and his son were located in the field.
The toddler had scratches and cuts on his legs from his father carrying him through the thick brush.
McKean was arrested and transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center’s Central Booking Unit for processing.
He’s charged with reckless endangerment, obstructing and hindering, neglect of a minor, driving under the influence, false statement to state official, reckless driving, negligent driving and other traffic charges.