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State trooper charged with DUI in Cecil Co.

State trooper charged with DUI in Cecil Co.

An off-duty Maryland State Police trooper was charged with driving under the influence after he crashed in Cecil County on Thursday, police said.

Thomas C. Hobbs, 26, also faces charges of driving while impaired by alcohol, negligent driving, and reckless driving, State Police said. Hobbs is a rescue technician with the Aviation Command, assigned to the Frederick barrack.

According to State Police, troopers from the North East Barrack responded at about 12:30 a.m. to a report of an overturned vehicle on Route 279, north of Appleton Road in Elkton. Hobbs, the only occupant, was taken out of the vehicle and hospitalized at Christiana Hospital.

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