Police: man rammed dirt bike into cruiser

ANNAPOLIS (WUSA9) -- A man apparently upset that an Annapolis police officer was taking photos of he and some buddies riding their dirt bikes rammed his bike into the police car, according to officials.

The incident happened at 5:15 p.m. Saturday on Forest Drive near Newtowne Drive, according to police.

Police tell us that officers responded to the area for a report of dirt bikes being ridden in the area and saw three dirt bikes being driven recklessly. An officer parked and began taking photographs of the dirt bikes, say police.

According to police, one of the drivers, 28-year-old Edgar Poteat, rammed the car from behind with the dirt bike before kicking the passenger side front quarter panel.

Poteat fled when other officers arrived on scene, say police. He eventually crashed the dirt bike in the 900 block of Spa Road.

Police say Poteat was arrested and charged with first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment, destruction of property over $1,000 and under $1,000, trespass, theft of motor vehicle over $1,000, and numerous traffic charges, including driving while revoked. Police tell us that the dirt bike was stolen from Baltimore.

Poteat was released after posting $25,000 bond, say police.


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment