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“I happen to think on controlled-access highways where the speed limits are 70 and above, one second can mean a fatality, one second of distraction,” Mr. Leopold said. “Clearly, in my judgment, it”s not safe at those high speeds.”

Despite the suspension of the “step-out” policy, Anne Arundel officials said that speeding complaints will continue to be a priority for officers and that speed enforcement efforts would continue on county roadways using other methods.

OCEAN CITY

Shoplifting arrest leads to drug charges

A Pennsylvania teenager was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana after he was arrested late Saturday on a charge of shoplifting from a store on the Boardwalk, police said.

Randall Snyder, 19, of Nottingham, Pa., was arrested at 10:41 p.m. after police said he shoplifted an $8 pair of sunglasses.

After the shoplifting arrest, Mr. Snyder was searched and found to be carrying individually wrapped bags of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He is being held at the Ocean City Police Department detention area.

GAITHERSBURG

2-year-old boy falls from kitchen window

A 2-year-old boy is expected to survive after falling 12 feet from a window in his home.

The boy tumbled out of a kitchen window and onto the concrete below yesterday at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday. He sustained serious injuries but was in stable condition at Children”s Hospital and expected to recover.

Police say the fall appears to have been accidental.

VIRGINIA

ABINGDON

More charges filed against police chief

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