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Police Press Release - April 29, 2019

Heather Ferns Boyer
Heather Ferns Boyer
Traffic Safety Section Fatal Crash - Update
 
 
Fatal Crash - Gambrills  
 
On April 26, 2018 at approximately 3:00 p.m. officers responded to a vehicle crash on Crain Hwy (MD-3) southbound at Annapolis Road (MD-175) in Gambrills. Investigation revealed a Chevrolet was southbound on Crain Hwy when it struck a Toyota which was eastbound on MD-175. As a result, the Toyota caught fire. The driver of the Toyota, operating as an Uber, was able to exit the vehicle and was taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with serious injuries. The passenger in the rear seat of the Toyota was declared dead at the scene and was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy. The driver and passenger of the Chevrolet were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries. 
 
The cause of the crash was the driver of the Chevrolet failing to remain in a single lane and making an unsafe lane change. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the crash investigation and charges, if any, will be after review by the State’s Attorney.
 
Vehicle#1:     2017 Chevrolet Equinox         
                       
Driver:
Heather Ferns Boyer            05/09/1973       Minor injuries - AAMC
2900 block of Blueberry Lane    Bowie  Maryland  20715
 
Passenger:
Katherine L. Goodman       09/13/1955        Minor injuries - AAMC
150 block of Hammarlee Road      Glen Burnie   Maryland  21060
 
Vehicle#2:     2007 Toyota Corolla 4dr
 
Driver/Owner:
Mohamed G. Elsdeg Ahmed   11/10/1977   Serious injury – Shock Trauma
1300 block of Farrara Drive    Odenton      Maryland  21113
 
Passenger:
Raymond  Quartuci               01/30/1990     Fatal Injury - OCME
2600 block of Tallwind Court     Crofton   Maryland  21114

 
UPDATE
 
Heather Ferns Boyer, was arrested by the Traffic Safety Section on Friday 4/26/2019 on a criminal indictment warrant. 
 
Charges:
Felony- HOMICIDE-MOTOR VEHICLE-DRUGS 
Felony- NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER-AUTO 
Misdemeanor- CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER - VEHICLE
Misdemeanor- LIFE THREATENING INJURY VEH/DRUGS
Traffic- (DRIVING, ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE) VEH. WHILE SO FAR IMPAIRED BY (DRUG(S)) CANNOT DRIVE SAFELY
Traffic- (DRIVING, ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE) VEH. WHILE IMPAIRED BY CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE 
  
 
  

 
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative Results
 
The Anne Arundel County Police Department would like to thank all of the citizens that participated in a very successful Prescription Drug Take Back initiative. The event was held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 and was sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Anne Arundel County Police Department.  
 
Several hundred bottles of expired and unused medications were collected. Collection sites were established at each of the county’s four police districts and police headquarters. Approximately 213 pounds of various prescription medications were collected. These medications were turned over to the DEA for proper disposal. Each collection site was staffed with a representative from the Police Department as well as a DEA investigator to answer any questions or concerns about medications getting into to the wrong hands and the abuse of prescribed medication. Citizens were informed of the harm caused by flushing the unused medication down the toilet and how it affects the water, septic systems, the environment and overall public safety.   
 
This event was held on a national level and the Anne Arundel County Police Department was proud to assist the Drug Enforcement Administration and the local community in this program. Citizens are reminded that there are drop boxes for unused medication in the lobby of each of the four police districts. These drop boxes are available to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Police Headquarters also has a drop box in the lobby available Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The boxes are provided so that unused medications can be disposed of in a safe manner.

  
 
Traffic Safety Section
 
Distracted/Aggressive Driving Enforcement
 
Members of the Traffic Safety Section conducted a high intensity distracted and aggressive driving enforcement patrol on MD Route 10 during the morning rush hour. This is support of the Maryland Highway Safety Office program called ‘ADAPT’ – Aggressive Drivers Are Public Threats.
 
Utilizing marked and unmarked cars, as well as radar and laser speed measuring equipment, officers made 69 traffic stops and issued 40 citations and 32 warnings for various offenses ranging from holding a cell phone, speeding, improper passing and failing to obey traffic control devices between 6am and 11am. There were also 2 arrests made for driving while suspended. This enforcement is a continuation of directed enforcement patrols conducted on various county highways in 2018 targeting aggressive & distracted driving.  
 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO) have designated April as National Distracted Driving Awareness month. Distracted driving is one of the fastest growing safety issues on the roads today. Distracted drivers aren’t just a threat to themselves: they’re a danger to everyone else on the road. The national distracted driving effort focuses on changing the behavior of drivers through enforcement, public awareness, and education. 
 
Additional enforcement waves will be conducted on various county roadways focused on deterring aggressive and distracted driving. Citizens observing any vehicles operated in a careless or reckless manner are asked to contact the police department by calling 911 or the non-emergency number- 410 222-8610. 

 
 
 
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