Tuesday, April 30, 2013
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz: "I believe he has the capacity to recognize his failures and learn from them, and can successfully complete such conditions as the court might impose in disposition."
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz was one of three people to write a character reference to a Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge on behalf of Councilman Todd Huff, who has pleaded guilty to DUI. The letter, which carried the county seal, was part of a defendant's exhibit provided to Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Martin two weeks ago as the judge began to contemplate Huff's sentence. The packet included letters from Nancy Hafford, executive director of the Towson Chamber of Commerce, and Rev. Paul Cummins, retired pastor of Hereford United Methodist Church and long-time family friend. Kamenetz, a Democrat, was the only elected official to pen a letter on Huff's behalf. The letter did not ask for leniency for Huff or make any …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Baltimore County police release voicemail Todd Huff left for county police Chief Jim Johnson on the night the councilman was arrested for drunken driving.
In the minutes after Baltimore County Council member Todd Huff was pulled over for driving without headlights, the first-term Republican apparently called Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson multiple times and said in one of the calls he had been drinking before operating his county-owned Jeep. "Apparently I was pulled over, I didn't have my headlights on and yes, I was drinking," Huff said in the voice mail left on Johnson's county cell phone that lasted less than 30 seconds. The call was released by the the Baltimore County Police Department under a Maryland Public Information Act request filed Monday by Patch. Huff was pulled over shortly before 3 a.m. on Feb. 23 after a police officer spotted the councilman's silver Jeep Grand …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Baltimore and Harford counties will team up to catch drunk drivers.
Law enforcement to be out between 11 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Jan. 26, trying to catch drunk drivers. Checkpoints will be set up along Pulaski Highway from Joppatowne to Rosedale, according to a news release from the Baltimore County Police Department. It's a joint effort by the Harford County Sheriff's Department, Baltimore County police and Maryland State Police, it states. "These details are one part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent drivers from operating motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, promote community education, and ensure enforcement of laws to reduce the number of alcohol-involved crashes," the release states.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department and court records. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.
A 48-year-old Gwynn Oak man was arrested Monday after police charged him with driving under the influence, and other traffic violations. He allegedly threatened the arresting officer, according to a report by the Baltimore County Police Department. However, no criminal charges have been filed, according to court records. At 2:29 a.m., police arrested Herbert Henry Norton of the unit block of Western Winds Circle, according to a report by Baltimore County police. He was stopped near the intersection of Liberty Road and Sedgemoor, court records state. According to the police report by the arresting officer, while Norton was being transported to the Pikesville precinct, Norton allegedly "became highly agitated and stated numerous times that …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The former radio personality was arrested in July after a crash on Interstate 95 that injured five people.
Former Baltimore radio DJ "Stash" has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in an Abingdon accident that injured five people. He was sentenced to six months in the Harford County Detention Center on Monday, Explore Harford reports. Stephen G. Smith, 48, of the 1600 block of Junius Court in Bel Air, was arrested on July 22. The 98 Rock radio personallity was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, negligent driving, and other traffic-related charges. Around 9 p.m. on July 22, Smith was driving a 2006 Nissan Quest northbound on MD Route 24 at a high speed when he crashed into the back of a 2011 Hyundai that was stopped at a red light, according to state police. The Hyundai was driven by 34-year-old Heather Manto of Bel …