(Waldorf, Maryland) – On Friday, June 01, 2018, Corporal J. Zimmerman of the Maryland State Police CRASH Team presented the facts of the investigation for the fatal collision that occurred on May 07, 2018, in Charles County, Maryland to the Grand Jury for Charles County, Maryland.
On Monday, June 04, 2018, the Grand Jury for Charles County issued an indictment for Michael Maurice Ford (49 yoa) of Columbia, Maryland for the following charges:
Count 1 – Grossly Negligent Manslaughter by vehicle
Count 2 – Negligent Homicide by vehicle while under the influence of alcohol
Count 3 – Negligent Homicide by vehicle while under the influence of alcohol per se
Count 4 – Fail to return and remain at scene of accident knowing death occurred
Count 5 – Fail to return and to remain at scene of accident involving death
Count 6 – Driving under the influence of alcohol per se
Count 7 – Driving under the influence of alcohol
Count 8 – Fail to render reasonable assistance to injured person in accident.
On Thursday, June 07, 2018, at approximately 1229 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack took Michael Maurice Ford into custody without incident and he was transported to the Charles County Detention Center and held pending a bond review.
The Maryland State Police CRASH Team was assisted with the investigation by Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED), the Maryland State Apprehension Team (MSAT), the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Media Communication contact: Lt. A. J. Rossignol
Phone number: 301-392-1200
All persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.