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DNR Police Arrest Pair In Alcohol Related Cases

September 12th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

A Frostburg man was arrested on Aug. 1 for impaired driving after crashing his motorcycle into a bush at Rocky Gap State Park in Allegany County. Police say they were flagged by park staff and notified of a motorcycle swerving off the road on Lakeshore Drive near the park’s entrance. Police say the driver, Harry Skidmore III, 31, showed signs of alcohol impairment, and was given a field sobriety test. After receiving the results of the test, police issued Skidmore four citations for impaired operation. He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date. 

Officers on patrol in Deep Creek Lake charged a Virginia man for operating a vessel while intoxicated on Aug 4. Police say they observed a boat  traveling without navigation lights after sunset. When officers spoke with the driver, Reid McDonald, 21, they observed McDonald had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, along with odor of alcohol. He was escorted back to shore and given a field sobriety test. After obtaining the test results, police issued McDonald four citations for impaired operation and one citation for negligent boating. He faces up to 14 months in prison and $1,185 in fines. He is scheduled to appear in court in late September.