Driver in Aug. 8 Bel Air South hit-and-run charged

A Forest Hill man has been charged by Maryland State Police with seven traffic offenses related to a hit-and-run accident Aug. 8 south of Bel Air.

Cpl. Jason Griffin, who responded to the evening accident at the intersection of Route 24 and West Ring Factory Road, told The Aegis via e-mail Thursday that Michael Fisher, 57, was "located and charged later that [Aug. 8] evening."

Fisher, whose charges included driving under the influence of alcohol, was driving north on Route 24, and lost control as he tried to make a left turn onto West Ring Factory. He struck two southbound vehicles that were stopped at the light on Route 24, Griffin told The Aegis at the scene.

Griffin said the driver had left the scene, and police were seeking a blue Toyota RAV 4 SUV with Maryland license plates.

A man in one of the vehicles Fisher allegedly struck, Reggie Gray, 41, of Harford County, was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center after Bel Air firefighters had to cut the driver's-side door away to free Gray.

Upper Chesapeake officials could not be reached Thursday for an update on Gray's condition.

Griffin stated several of the charges facing Fisher in his e-mail Thursday, including driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident involving injury and failing to report an "injury accident" to police.

Police also charged Fisher with failing to immediately stop his vehicle at the scene of an accident involving injury, driving while under the influence of alcohol per se, driving while impaired by alcohol and failing to stop at a "steady red arrow signal," according to the online Maryland Judiciary Case Search.

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