MILLERSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) – Maryland State Police say one person is hospitalized after a wrong way crash that occurred in Anne Arundel County.
The suspect Londin Poling, 26, of Pasadena was arrested on scene and charged with driving under the influence and other traffic related charges.
Preliminary investigation revealed shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday morning Poling was driving northbound in the southbound lanes on I-97 near New Cut Road when she crashed onto incoming traffic.
Poling crashed head on into a Ford Fiesta driven by Jamal McCullough, 26, of Arnold, Maryland. McCullough was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview for treatment of his injuries.
Police say a third vehicle was also struck as a result of the crash. The sole occupant of a black 2001 Jeep, driven by Casey Reid, 27, of Huntingtown, MD was uninjured.
Once on scene, responding officers noticed Poling displayed signs of impairment.
Maryland State Police reminds motorists to plan for a safe and sober ride home this holiday season. Always designate a sober driver, use public transportation or call a friend.
“We’re just very fortunate that this didn’t end up to be a fatal crash although it’s tragic that we sent one person to the hospital with injuries,” said Elena Russo with Maryland State Police.
“When you get your license, it’s an implied responsibility you’re supposed to be able to take care of the vehicle that you’re operating,” said Craig Lowry.
Back in July, a 22-year-old woman died after a driver who was going the wrong way on the Capital Beltway in Lanham crashed into her.
Police believe that driver was under the influence.
And back in April, two people died after a head-on collision on I-83.
In this most recent wrong-way crash, troopers said Poling showed “signs of impairment,”
“I think that’s awful. I don’t think anybody should be out there drunk driving, I think it’s just a terrible thing.” Barry Allan said.
Anyone with relevant information or who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact the Glen Burnie Barrack at 410-761-5130.