The K-9 unit of Baltimore County Police was called to the scene of an accident in Parkton on Friday to look for the driver of a car who fled the scene.
Maryland State Police were the first to respond to an accident on April 27 at 12:47 a.m. on northbound Interstate 83 at Exit 27, Mt. Carmel Road.
State police said a 1999 Toyota struck the back of a tractor-trailer and the car caught on fire. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured, police said.
Witnesses told police that the lone occupant of the Toyota fled from the scene and ran across the southbound lanes of I-83 and into nearby woods.
County police's K-9 unit was brought in at 1:31 a.m. and tracked the scent of the driver for a half-mile through some woods to a stream.
The dog found a man, who was treated at Sinai Hospital for lacerations and punctures to his left upper arm, police said.
Julius Maina, 50, of Abingdon was charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.
Pat van den Beemt