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News Release, Charles County Sheriff’s Office & David M. Higgins II/Publisher/Staff Writer
On March 1 at 12:50 a.m., a Charles County Sheriff’s officer was operating a marked police car northbound in the 2700 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf when a vehicle exited the parking lot of business and failed to yield the right of way causing the officer to take evasive action to avoid being struck.
A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver, Jewel Jacobia Walker, 48, of Fort Washington. Suspecting impairment, standardized field sobriety tests were administered. Subsequently, Walker was arrested and transported to the Charles County Detention Center where he was charged with driving under the influence.
He was later released by the District Court commissioner on personal recognizance. Walker is a Maryland House of Delegates representative.
As of the 2010 census, a total of 117,301 civilians reside within Maryland’s State House twenty-sixth district. Maryland state delegates represent an average of 40,947 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 37,564 residents.