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Police: Driver seen doing donuts on Bay Bridge faces 27 charges

The suspect, Gary Ray Montague Jr., 22, of Dumfries, was charged Tuesday with four counts of disorderly conduct and 23 traffic violations.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Transportation Authority police have identified and charged a suspect in a dangerous driving incident that was caught on video and posted across social media.

According to authorities, MDTA police were made aware of the video "depicting reckless and dangerous driving behavior" on Sunday. After further investigation, police learned the incident took place on the westbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Queen Anne’s County on Sept. 27.

Police identified the suspect as Gary Ray Montague Jr., 22, of Dumfries. Montague was charged Tuesday with four counts of disorderly conduct and 23 traffic violations.

The traffic charges include reckless driving, willfully damaging a highway, and driving a motor vehicle in a manner intended to cause skidding, police said.

Earlier Thursday morning on Twitter, the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office thanked the people who sent them information in the case.

"The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone who provided pictures and video footage, from this past Sunday’s reckless driving behavior on the Bay Bridge, that helped to find and charge this suspect," the sheriff's office wrote on Twitter.

Online court documents show that Montague, Jr. had been convicted of a DWI misdemeanor in August 2020 in Spotsylvania County along with an additional charge of reckless driving and other counts a month prior in Prince William County.

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