December 30th, 2011 by WCBC Radio
On 12/27/2011 at approximately 16:57 hours, Deputies of the Allegany County Sheriff's Office responded to Rt. 40 near Clareysville for a single vehicle crash. It was determined that 51 year old Richard Wayne Lewis of Joppa Maryland was operating a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado, traveling east bound on Rt. 40, when for reasons unknown he crossed the roadway into the west bound lane and struck the guardrail. Based upon deputies investigation and discovery Lewis was believed to be under the influence and in possession of a large quantity of suspected PCP. Lewis was arrested and charged with the following:
Driving under the influence
Driving while impaired
Failing to maintain right of center
Failing to control speed to avoid a collision
Possession of CDS
Possession of CDS paraphernalia
Possession of CDS with intent to distribute
Lewis was held on $7,500.00 at the Allegany County Detention Center.
A sum of currency and a firearm were also seized. Maryland State Police and C3I assisted in the incident.