A Woodbine man has been released on his own recognizance after being charged with assaulting a state trooper and 16 traffic citations after a chase early yesterday morning at a speed exceeded 90 mph at times, police reported.
Alan Michael Stull, 22, of the 1100 block of Hoods Mill Road was arrested when the chase ended shortly after 1 a.m. on Windy Hill Road near Randallstown in Baltimore County, off Route 26. An unidentified passenger was also taken into custody, but was released with out charge, police said.
Charges against Mr. Stull include driving while intoxicated and fleeing and eluding police.
In his report, Tfc. Ira M. Click Jr. said he was parked and monitoring traffic with his radar device from the eastbound shoulder of Route 26 about 1 a.m. yesterday when a red Toyota pickup truck passed him in the eastbound lane exceeding the 50 mph speed limit. As he followed the truck with his lights flashing, it speeded up to more than 90 mph, Trooper Click said.
After the chase continued into Baltimore County, three county police cruisers joined Trooper Click.
The truck turned right onto a side road, but when Trooper Click followed, he saw the truck make a U-turn and come back toward him head-on, he reported. The trooper said he had to make an abrupt left, after which the truck passed him on the right, barely missing the cruiser.
Trooper Click said the truck turned back onto Route 26, going toward Carroll County, then onto Windy Hill Road. The truck's lights were turned off, and it made a U-turn and drove into a hayfield.
The truck was finally blocked by the state and county police cruisers, and Mr. Stull was arrested, police said.