Bel Air man charged with hitting more cluster mailboxes, parked car with pickup

A Bel Air man is accused of mowing down cluster mailboxes with his pickup truck in his own Bel Air South neighborhood on Saturday morning and with later hitting a nearby parked car, all while allegedly driving drunk, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to the 2200 block of Hunters Chase in the Hunters Run community off Laurel Bush Road at 11:50 a.m. in reference to a hit-and-run accident, Sheriff's Office spokesman Edward Hopkins said.

Residents told investigators a white pickup truck was seen striking the community mailboxes and then driving toward the traffic circle on Laurel Bush Road, Hopkins said.

A large group of residents was standing around the community mailboxes at Hunters Run Terrace and Laurel Bush Road, Hopkins said.

Residents told police the vehicle had "smashed through several yards in the area" and the pick-up truck had damage to its front from striking the mailboxes.

A short time later, police got a call from the 400 block of Oakton Way in Abingdon, reporting that a white pickup truck had hit a parked car, Hopkins said.

Deputies identified the driver as Alexander Joseph Monk, 25, of the 200 block of Hunters Run Terrace.

According to Hopkins, Monk received citations for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, failing to return to and remain at the scene of an accident involving property damage, failing to stop after an accident involving property damage, failing to locate and notify owners of property damage and failing to give police insurance information.

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