UPDATE 10/26/2022- On October 25, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a traffic complaint in Loveville Road and Old Red Oak area Lane in Mechanicsville.  

The complainant reported a black Expedition was driving erratically and into oncoming traffic. Deputies arrived in the area and located the vehicle occupied by a male, later identified as Jerry Michael Weber, age 55, of Mechanicsville. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, at which Weber accelerated to speeds of 90 mph and began driving into oncoming traffic.

Jerry Michael Weber, age 55 of Mechanicsville Credit: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

During the brief pursuit, Weber made a U-turn and struck a ditch, at which time he accelerated and struck Corporal Jason Smith’s marked police vehicle head-on. A second police cruiser was damaged in the collision occupied by two deputies; neither sustained incapacitating injuries.  Cpl. Smith and Weber were transported to area hospitals for treatment.

Weber was released from the hospital and arrested. A suspected CDS smoking device was located in Weber’s vehicle containing suspected cocaine. Weber was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with the following:

  • CDS: Possession-not Cannabis
  • CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia
  • Driving While So Impaired by Drug(s) and Alcohol Incapable of Driving Safely
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Negligent Driving
  • Reckless Driving
  • Fleeing and Eluding and numerous other traffic infractions

Cpl. Smith was treated and released from the hospital. The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are pending.


Loveville, MD – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office reports a serious head-on collision that occurred at 4:09 p.m. today on Loveville Road near Coon Hunters Lane.

Initial reports are that the officers were responding to a reported intoxicated driver(10-55). Officers then reported a 10-80, which typically means they are in pursuit of a suspect. At this time, another call went out for a 10-50 Departmental Head-on collision involving two cruisers and the suspect’s vehicle.

Two deputies were injured, along with the suspect. All three were to be transported by ambulance to an area medical facility.

At this time, Loveville Road in the area of Coon Hunters Lane is closed in both directions. The case is being handled by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police.


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David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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