DWI HIT PARADE: Chelsea Shyan Brandon meets the Judge for failing to show up in court for DWI trial; driving while suspended, without insurance
LEONARDTOWN, MD. – A Hermanville woman who was arrested for DWI on October 14, 2020, at 4:47 am by Maryland State Trooper C. Riggs as she piloted a 1993 Ford Ranger northbound on Md. Rt. 235 at the intersection of Pegg Road in Lexington Park just might finally meet a Judge on March 16, 2021. Her DWI charge resulted when she was stopped and charged with driving while impaired by drugs.
Chelsea Shyan Brandon, (DOB 5/19/1984) of 21339 Brighton Ave., in Hermanville, Maryland was ordered to appear for trial in St. Mary’s District Court on December 16, 2020, but apparently found Christmas shopping to be more her style and failed to appear, according to court records.
The Judge was kind enough to set another trial date for June 9, 2021 while the hapless taxpayers of Maryland are providing her with the services of a free attorney from the public defenders office – which is often a crap shoot as to the level of quality representation that will be afforded by that choice.
Chelsea Brandon has a pending date for other traffic charges on March 16, 2021. Those charges include driving a 2006 Ford Escape without the adornment of license plates as she tooled around Lexington Park, Md., when she was stopped by Maryland State Trooper Barlow on May 27, 2020, at 3:58 pm. Other charges included driving while suspended and knowingly driving a vehicle on public roads without the benefit of insurance.
The bright spot on Chelsea Brandon’s driving record took place as a result of her incarceration for drug charges when she entered a guilty plea on June 7, 2013.
Brandon was arrested for felony drug possession with the intent to distribute hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and Methadone by St. Mary’s Narco Squad detectives Milton Pesante, Russell Trow, and Anthony Whipkey which resulted in Grand Jury Indictments issued by the St. Mary’s Circuit Court on December 5, 2012. In a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz, Brandon entered a guilty plea to the possession, and the felony charge was dropped and she was sentenced to four years in prison with all but one year suspended. Brandon then spent until September 15, 2015, revolving through Drug Court.