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Keyword: precinct 6

Just before 2 a.m. this morning, a Baltimore County Police officer stopped a 2014 Ford Mustang for speeding at Dulaney Valley Road and I-695 in Towson.

The officer suspected that the driver been drinking so he had the driver exit the vehicle for field sobriety tests. After failing field sobriety tests, the driver was arrested and taken to the Towson precinct for processing.

The person arrested has been identified as 23-year-old Bernard Hayward Pierce of Baltimore. Pierce is a member of the Baltimore Ravens.

Pierce was cooperative with police. He was processed and released per Baltimore County Police Department procedures.

Pierce was charged with:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Driving while impaired by alcohol
  • Exceeding maximum speed: 55 Mph in a posted 30 Mph zone
  • Driving vehicle in excess of reasonable and prudent speed on a highway

Baltimore County Police Department procedures allow for a person arrested for DUI to be released to a responsible adult if the following conditions are met:

  • The person must be a Maryland resident
  • A responsible, sober adult must be willing to pick the person up and take responsibility for the person within two hours
  • The person has no previous charges for DUI or FTA (Failure to appear in court)
  • Approval of a supervisor or shift commander

Booking photograph for Bernard Hayward Pierce

Baltimore County Police have charged a Baltimore County Corrections Officer with conspiracy to distribute Suboxone at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Melvin Jerome Hodges (31) has been charged with conspiracy to distribute CDS and was released on $35,000 bail.

In early February, the Baltimore County Police Department began an investigation after being notified by the Baltimore County Detention Center about possible drug smuggling at the facility.

During the joint investigation with corrections officials, detectives identified Hodges as a person that was bringing Suboxone into the facility for distribution by an inmate.

Hodges was arrested on Thursday at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The Baltimore County Police Department is continuing its criminal investigation.

Booking photograph of Melvin Jerome Hodges

Baltimore County Police are investigating a pedestrian involved crash near Pleasant Plains Elementary School that slightly injured two children.

At 8:45 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Pleasant Plains Road and Hardwick Road 21286 for a report of a child that had been struck by a vehicle.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found two juveniles with slight injuries. They were taken to St Josephs Medical Center to get checked out.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that a Nissan sedan was traveling slowly; going south-bound on Pleasant Plains Rd north of Hardwick Rd. A 7-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother were crossing Pleasant Plains Rd from the east side to the west side. The girl was hit by the Nissan when she ran in front of it. When she fell to the ground she took her brother, whose hand she had been holding, with her. The children were not in a crosswalk.

The Nissan remained at the scene.

The cause of the crash has been determined to be pedestrian error. There will be no charges against the driver of the Nissan.

Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson stated:

This incident is an example why parents need to have a serious discussion with their children about pedestrian safety. When walking to school, children should cross streets at an area controlled by a crossing guard when one is available. If there is no crossing guard in the area, children should use crosswalks, obey any pedestrian signals, and only cross when they have looked in both directions to make sure it is safe to cross. Children should never cross the street outside of a cross walk when a crossing guard is nearby. Today we were fortunate that the driver of the vehicle that hit the children was traveling slowly through the school zone. It could have been a tragedy.

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