HARFORD COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Maryland State trooper is injured after being hit by a driver late Sunday night while patrolling traffic at a construction site.
The trooper, identified as First Sergeant Robert Cummings was hit around 10 p.m. when 28-year-old Christofe Taylor, from New Jersey drove into the marked off area and apparently did not see the patrol car with its emergency lights on. Maryland State police said Taylor hit the back of the trooper's patrol car. This happened in the area of northbound Interstate 95 at mile maker84.
The investigation shows that Taylor had a plastic bag with suspected marijuana and suspected ecstasy in his car. He is being charged with CDS possession not marijuana, marijuana over 10 grams, driving through a safety zone, failure to control vehicle speed on highway to avoid collision, failure to obey traffic control device, negligent driving, driving on suspended out of state, possession suspended license and displaying suspended license.
Sergeant Cummings had to be transported to the trauma center for his injuries. He has been a trooper with Maryland State police for 14 years, according to authorities.