ROSEDALE, Md. (WJZ) — A 45-year-old Nottingham man was charged with driving under the influence after he allegedly struck a Maryland State trooper and fled the scene along I-95 in Baltimore County Wednesday.
Gasper Botteon was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and other traffic charges related to the hit-and-run.READ MORE: Preakness Weekend Festivities Kick Off With Black-Eyed Susan Day
Police said Botteon was driving a white box truck when he reportedly struck a state trooper near the 64.4-mile marker in Rosedale around 4:15 p.m. The trooper was sitting inside his vehicle, while investigating another crash, when the driver’s side door was hit. The impact ripped off the door.
State Police immediately put out a BOLO for the suspect’s vehicle. The box truck was spotted along Route 24 in Bel Air around 6:15 p.m.READ MORE: Mayor Brandon Scott Rode His Bike To Work. Here's Why
Botteon was showing signs of impairment, police said. He was arrested on scene.
Neither the trooper or the suspect were injured.
Police continue to investigate the crash.MORE NEWS: Police Respond To Shooting At Owings Mills Shopping Center