DWI HIT PARADE: Smack Dab Drunk on Bicycle in the Middle of The Road with Pot, Booze and Pulled a Gun out of his Pocket
BOOZING BICYCLE BOZO
SALISBURY, MD. – What happens when motorists report that a bicyclist is riding onto a highway and call police? Maryland State Police report that on May 6, 2019, at about 9:49 pm, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack responded to the area of East Line Road in the area of northbound Rt 13.
The troopers had a report of an intoxicated male riding a bicycle causing a traffic hazard. When Troopers arrived on scene, they found Dustin Richard Smack, of 14131 Oak Branch Drive, Delmar, Del., and detected a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and person.
A PRIZE IN EVERY POCKET!
Police say that while Trooper Honsinger was speaking with Smack, that he lifted his shirt subsequently revealing a glass bottle containing an alcoholic beverage that was tucked in his waistband. The glass bottle was removed, and Smack allegedly began to place his hands into his pockets.
Smack was ordered to remove his hands, and as Smack drew his hands out of his pockets, he produced a semi-automatic handgun in his left hand. Troopers held Smack at gun point while the weapon was immediately seized, and Smack was placed into custody. It was only after the weapon was seized and inspected by Troopers that they realized the semi-automatic handgun was actually a pellet gun that resembled a handgun.
A further search of Smack revealed he had on his person marijuana in the amount of greater than 10 grams, a silver metal smoking device that contained burnt marijuana, and smaller bottles of an alcoholic beverage.
Once at the Salisbury Barrack, Smack refused to submit to any field sobriety tests. Smack was subsequently charged with CDS Possession, Possession of Paraphernalia, DUI, and other traffic related charges. No involved parties were injured during the encounter, and no rounds were fired.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Impaired by Alcohol, Negligent Driving, Reckless Driving, Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Maryland’s taxpayers are providing a free attorney for this loon at a trial set for Aug. 5, 2019. Smack was right dab in the middle of the Wicomico County Jail pending a hearing for bail before a judge on May 8, 2019.
Smack has yet to become a speed bump in spite of several attempts to make his mark on Maryland highways.
On Nov. 20, 2018, Smack got a plea deal from the Wicomico County States Attorney when charged with multiple traffic charges including consuming booze while operating a bicycle on 4th Street at Chestnut Street by Maryland Trooper Davis. Entering a guilty plea to negligent driving, the States Attorney dropped all other charges and Smack was smacked down with a $90 fine.
Smack might find a emblem of a bicycle painted on a bike lane as a memorial when he is eventually flattened by a tractor trailer.
Smack’s career as a bicyclist evidently stems from his arrest for DWI by Delmar Police Officer Thomas Esham on Jan. 30, 2017, as he operated a 1991 Honda on Rt. 13 at Foskey Lane. In a plea deal, the Wicomico States Attorney put the DUI charge on the Stet Docket. Smack entered a guilty plea to DWI on May 18, 2017 and was sentenced to 16 days in the Wicomico County Jail.