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Date: Feb 2, 2018

Just after 2:00 p.m. on February 2, 2018, Baltimore County Police responded to a car crash on Honeygo Boulevard at Silver Spring Road, 21236. Crash investigators were able to determine that a 2001 Lexus ES300 was traveling southbound on Honeygo Boulevard and struck a 2010 Jeep Commander in the intersection with Silver Spring Road. The Jeep was traveling westbound on Silver Spring Road, leading up to the collision. The Jeep was then forced into a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox that was eastbound on Silver Spring Road.

The two occupants inside the 2001 Lexus were transported to a local hospital with serious life-threatening injuries. Just after 3:00 p.m., the driver of the Lexus was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as James Minsurk Kim, 72, of the 9200-block of Peach Blossom Avenue, 21286. 

The family-of-four inside the Jeep Commander were all transported to local hospitals with serious, non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet Equinox was not injured. Police are continuing their investigation into this crash. 

This Sunday is the biggest day of the year for many sports fans. Super Bowl Sunday is watched by millions of people around the world. Here at home we celebrate the day with big parties. Lots of food and drink, much of it alcohol, will be consumed.

Baltimore County Police warn everyone that drinking and driving is against the law. The legal limit for alcohol is .08 and anyone registering that or higher is legally drunk and breaking the law. The driver faces arrest, fines, court costs, lawyer fees and loss of driving privileges. Anyone registering .07 is driving buzzed. Buzzed driving is also breaking the law. The driver faces fines, legal fees and other penalties.

This Super Bowl Sunday have lots of food on hand. Provide alternatives to alcohol such as soda, ice tea, coffee or water. At the end of the first half, start closing up the bar and keep pushing food and alternative beverages.

If someone appears intoxicated, take their keys and call a cab or car service. If that doesn’t work, have the guest spend the night and serve a nice big breakfast in the morning.

When you drive sober, everyone wins!

Revised June 27, 2017