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Allegany County Sheriff’s make DUI/Hit and Run Arrest

March 23rd, 2023 by WCBC Radio

On Wednesday March 22, 2023 around 10pm, Deputies were dispatched to respond to the area of Lonaconing for a report of a subject on a 4-wheeler attempting to strike a motorist. The subject fled to Barton where he wrecked his 4-wheeler in the area of the American Legion and then ran from the scene on foot and attempted to hide in one location briefly before fleeing to his residence. Concerned citizens who witnessed the incident directed Deputies to the subject's location where he was found safely and checked by EMS as a precaution due to the wreck.

The subject riding the 4-wheeler, 22 year old Garrett Patrick Michaels of Barton, was ultimately placed under arrest for assault and multiple traffic charges to include DUI/DWI.

During the course of the investigation, witnesses advised that parked vehicles in the Barton and Lonaconing area were damaged by the 4-wheeler. If you discover new damage to your vehicle that you believe is related to this incident please contact the Allegany County Sheriff's Office at 301-777-1585.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the community members who took the time to assist Deputies during this incident. Having a good relationship with the citizens of Allegany County is an integral part of keeping our communities safe.