Southern Md Police Beat – FAST TRACK TO HELL -Reckless dirtbike operator Ben Warring blasted into the side of a pickup as he took a selfie and blew stop sign
GOLDEN BEACH, MD. – A wild ride on the dangerous side ended the life of a 24-year-old Mechanicsville man on Sunday, June 24, 2018, when he crashed a dirt bike into another vehicle.
St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that shortly before 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Dockser Drive and Sky View Drive in the Golden Beach neighborhood in Mechanicsville for the report of a motor-vehicle collision involving a dirt bike.
Deputies learned that the dirt bike, operated by Benjamin Daniel Warring, failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the side of a small pickup truck.
Warring was receiving treatment for incapacitating injuries when he suddenly stopped breathing. Warring was transported to University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (Civista) for treatment where he succumbed to the injuries sustained in the crash.
The initial investigation found that a 2003 Yamaha YZ125 was being operated illegally in the roadway on Dockser Drive. Warring was observed by several citizens to be operating in a reckless manner and appeared to be using a cellphone in the manner which caused the citizens to believe he was filming himself. Warring then failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Dockser and Sky View Drive and collided into the passenger side of a 1997 Nissan XE truck operated by Vincent Wood, 21, of Mechanicsville. Wood did not sustain any injury as a result of the collision.
The St. Mary’s County Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to assume the investigation.
At this time, speed, cellular phone use, lack of protective equipment and failure to obey a traffic-control device are contributing factors in the collision. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and have not provided a statement to the police is asked to contact Cpl. Brian Connelly at 301-475-4200, ext. *8031 or at email@example.com.
Driving record of Ben Warring includes a free pass at DUI by
St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz
Warring of 40395 Duke Road, Mechanicsville, Md., was ticketed by Maryland State Trooper Piscopo-Bann on March 26, 2018, for operating a 1995 Silverado on Golden Beach Road without a seatbelt.
Warring entered a guilty plea to DUI on June 2, 2016, in a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz after being arrested on April 18, 2016, by St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Deputy Elizabeth O’Conner. He was also charged with urinating on the gas pumps at a local convenience store. THE DEAL: the indecent exposure charge was dropped as part of the deal. Warring was sentenced to ten days in jail with zero fine. He was represented by LaPlata attorney Hammad Matin.
Warring was arrested for DUI by Maryland State Trooper S. Ditoto on July 11, 2012, as he operated a 2001 Chevy on Mechanicsville Road at Old Village Road in Mechanicsville, Md. In a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz, Warring was given a verdict of Probation Before Judgement. THE DEAL: Warring entered a guilty plea and was given ten days in jail with ALL of the jail time suspended and ordered to pay a fine of $185.00.