DWI HIT PARADE: David Stallard killed in the crash of motorcycle; police suspect speed and booze involved
LOVEVILLE, MD. The luck ran out for a DWI driver who got off easy in Charles County District Court just three months ago, but the grim reaper was present to collect the deal on Sept. 23, 2018, when that driver lost control of his motorcycle on a curve on Rt. 5 in Loveville, and left the roadway, struck a street sign and was killed.
St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on September 23, 2018, at approximately 1:45 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Rt. 5 (Point Lookout Road) in the area of Loveville Road, in Loveville, Md. for the report of a crashed motorcycle.
Deputies report that they located a single motorcycle involved in the collision with the operator deceased. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.
Police say that a preliminary investigation determined a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle, operated by David Michael Stallard, 28, of 10653 Quillback Street, Waldorf, Md., was traveling northbound on Point Lookout Road when he failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle left the roadway and struck a street sign, and Stallard was ejected from the motorcycle. Stallard was pronounced deceased on the scene by emergency medical personnel. At this time alcohol and speed are considered to be contributing factors in the collision.
Witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Corporal Vincent Pontorno at (301) 475-4200 extension *2337 or by email at Vincent.Pontorno@stmarysmd.com.
Stallard was arrested for DWI by Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Matthew Nauman on Jan. 14, 2018, and was able to arrange a sweet plea deal with Charles County States Attorney Anthony Covington on June 21, 2018. THE DEAL: Stallard entered a guilty plea to DWI and was given Probation Before Judgement with two days in jail and no fine. Stallard was put on probation for one year. A charge of negligent driving was dropped as part of the plea deal. Stallard was arrested as he operated a 2002 Honda on Rt. 301 at Acton Lane in Waldorf.