Drunken driver had drugs and children in his car, police say

A drunken driver with his two young children in the car nearly collided with a police cruiser in Glen Burnie early Saturday morning, Anne Arundel County police said.

The driver, Joshua Osterholt, 31, of Glen Burnie, was also found with more than 3 ounces of marijuana in the car, according to police.

Osterholt, who was driving a white Ford pickup truck, was driving on MD 648 near Mountain Road at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday when he nearly struck a sergeant's police car, and continued to violate other traffic laws until he was pulled over in front of his home, police said.

The driver had his four and 10-month-old children in the car, and police placed them with their grandmother and forwarded the investigation to the Department of Social Services. The children were unharmed.

Police said they found marijuana in the car with a street value of about $1,900, and said Osterholt's blood alcohol content measured at .19, more than double the legal limit for driving.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of drugs with intent to distribute and other charges. Osterholt has been released on bail but he was unable to be reached for comment, and no attorney was listed for him in court records.

His criminal record includes a 2011 conviction for possession of drugs with intent to distribute.



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