OCEAN PINES, Md. (WJZ) — A Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was struck in a hit and run accident Wednesday night.

Officials said the Deputy was conducting a traffic stop on Rt. 90 near Rt. 589 around 9:58 p.m. While he was outside of his car, he was hit in the back by a passing vehicle that did not stop. Instead, police said the suspect exited Rt. 90 onto Rt. 589.

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Deputies found the suspect and his vehicle at a residence in Ocean Pines. The suspect was identified as William Edward Mott, 62.

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Authorities believed Mott was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and charged with with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while revoked, and leaving the scene of a personal injury crash. Mott was taken to the Worcester County jail pending trial.

The Deputy that was hit sustained non-life threatening injuries and was released.

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