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Police said Mr. Gregory had a blood alcohol level over the legal limit.

Officer Swartz was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center for lower-body and leg injuries. Two other police officers from Crofton and Anne Arundel County were at the scene and took Mr. Gregory into custody.


Van hits workers on road, killing one

A construction worker was killed and another sustained life-threatening injuries after a van plowed through a construction site on Route 29.

The driver of the van took off on foot into the woods. Others may have been in the van and also fled, police said.

The accident happened about 1 p.m. when five workers were sitting on the guardrail at northbound Route 29, just before the Howard County line. A white Ford van went out of control and crashed into a construction truck nearby, which caused the van to veer to the right and hit all five workers, police said.

Martin Ruffin, 30, of Baltimore, was killed and three others were hospitalized, one with serious injuries.

Police are looking for the driver who fled, saying he may be hurt, too. They have asked employers and hospitals to be on the lookout for someone with injuries consistent with the accident.


Cinder block fight leads to stabbing

A Queen Anne man was charged in the stabbing of his neighbor during an argument over cinder blocks, police said.

The county sheriff’s office said Larry Forsythe, 52, stabbed Stephen Campbell, 53, with a 6- to 8-inch butcher knife in his back and arm and cut across his abdomen.

Mr. Campbell was in critical condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.


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