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Boonsboro man arrested after alleged hit and run in Mount Airy

A Boonsboro man was arrested Monday after he allegedly struck multiple vehicles in Mount Airy while driving under the influence.

A Boonsboro man was arrested Monday after he allegedly struck multiple vehicles in Mount Airy while driving under the influence.

Bradley David Welsh, 46, was charged with two counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of paraphernalia as well as traffic citations including driving while impaired by drugs, driving while impaired by alcohol and others. He was released on his own recognizance, according to electronic court records.


According to the statement of charges, witnesses described multiple collisions between a white utility truck and other vehicles as it traveled southbound on Md. 27 on Monday, Oct. 1 at about 7:50 p.m.

First it struck the door of a Chevrolet sedan, causing superficial damage, and continued through the intersection with Twin Arch Road, colliding head on with a Subaru Outback, causing disabling damage. The work truck hit the driver’s side of a Hyundai behind the Subaru before continuing toward the intersection of E. Ridgeville Boulevard, according to the statement.


The truck continued through the intersection despite the red stoplight and was struck by a Volkswagen that had the right of way. The Volkswagen suffered disabling damage, while the truck continued on before striking the side of a CJ Miller work truck, according to the statement.

The white truck made a turn onto S. Main Street before going off the road. An officer of the Mount Airy Police approached as the driver, later identified as Welsh, was attempting to exit the vehicle, according to the statement.

The man stated “Hey man, I have to get out of here before the police come,” according to the statement and ignored commands and resisted before being placed in custody, according to the statement.

The officer observed the smell of alcohol on Welsh’s breath and other signs of suspected alcohol and CDS impairment including constricted pupils and incoherent statements, according to the statement.

When Welsh was searched upon arrest, police located suspected methamphetamine and cocaine in his wallet. Police determined that Welsh’s license was suspended at the time of the incident, according to the statement.

Welsh was transported to Carroll Hospital, and did not maintain consciousness long enough to be advised of his rights at the time the statement was written.

No telephone number was listed on record for Welsh. A court date is scheduled for Dec. 4.