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State Trooper Struck By Car

January 7th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

A Maryland state trooper is recovering from injuries sustained after his marked patrol car was struck by a vehicle operated by an impaired driver, previously involved in a hit and run crash, just before midnight yesterday. 

The trooper is identified as Trooper Charles Tittle, 22, a four year veteran assigned to patrol duties at the North East Barrack. Trooper Tittle was on a traffic stop inside his marked patrol car with his emergency equipment activated, on westbound Old Philadelphia Road, east of Butterfield Lane.

The driver who struck Trooper Tittle’s vehicle is identified as Sean Jester, 30, of the 100 block of Cool Spring Road in North East. Jester was charged with driving under the influence, negligent driving, reckless driving, failure to drive slow while passing stopped emergency vehicle, along with other charges. Jester was driving a white Nissan Pathfinder.

The preliminary investigation indicates that shortly after 10:30 p.m. yesterday, Jester veered into Trooper Tittle’s patrol car from behind. Upon further investigation, troopers on the scene discovered Jester was involved in a hit and run crash, moments prior to striking Trooper Tittle’s car. The crash prior took place approximately five miles away at East Cecil Avenue at Mauldin Avenue, North East, in which Jester struck a parked car causing it to overturn. Officers from the Town of North East Police Department are investigating the hit and run crash. 

Trooper Tittle was transported by ambulance to Union Hospital for treatment. Trooper Tittle has been released and is on medical leave. 

Troopers from the North East Barrack continue investigation.  

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