DUI Crash In Gambrills Hospitalizes 4-Year-Old With Life-Threatening Injuries: Police


The Anne Arundel County Police Department said it charged Scott Robert Sexton Teunis with driving under the indluence after a Gambrills crash that hospitalized an adult and a child. A county police car is shown here on another day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

GAMBRILLS, MD - A 4-year-old was hospitalized Sunday after a Gambrills crash with a driver accused of being intoxicated, county police said.

Officers said the boy suffered life-threatening injuries, his driver was also hospitalized with minor injuries and the accused driver was not hurt.

The crash happened at 3:34 p.m. in the 2500 block of Davidsonville Road, authorities said.

Police said a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck was heading north on Davidsonville Road and started turning left into a residential driveway.

Officers said a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV was heading south on Davidsonville Road and collided with the turning Chevrolet.

Authorities said the Chevrolet driver "exhibited evidence of alcohol consumption."

Police said they took him to the Eastern District station, where a test showed that his breath alcohol content exceeded the legal limit of 0.08%. 

Officers said they arrested the driver, identified as 28-year-old Scott Robert Sexton Teunis of Gambrills.

Authorities said they charged the suspect with:

  • 3-211(c)(1)(i) - Life Threatening Injury Under Influence of Alcohol
  • 3-211(c)(1)(ii) - Life Threatening Injury Under Influence of Alcohol Per Se
  • 3-211(d) - Life Threatening Injury while Impaired by Alcohol
  • 21-902(a)(1)(i) - DUI
  • 21-902(a)(1)(ii) - DUI per se
  • 21-902(b) - Driving While Impaired

A press release said a Maryland State Police helicopter flew the injured child to the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Trauma Center in Baltimore.

The child was properly restrained in a car seat on the right rear side of the Jeep, the release said.

This map shows the area where the Anne Arundel County Police Department said the crash happened. 

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