Maryland State Police have arrested a driver who allegedly was responsible for a hit-and-run crash on the Capital Beltway Saturday night. The driver was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, among other violations.
The driver, Alexander Coreas of Silver Spring, struck another vehicle that was stopped in a northbound lane on Interstate 495 near Bethesda at about 8:40 p.m. on Saturday, according to police. The driver of the stopped vehicle, Charles Adjei-Twum of Laurel, was behind his car when he saw the other car coming at him, but was able to narrowly escape serious injury by diving into the back seat to avoid being hit, said corporal Jason Langley. Both cars were significantly damaged as a result of the crash, Langley said.
A witness called police immediately after the crash and then followed the hit-and-run driver, who made his way onto I-270 and into Rockville. The driver was pulled over at about 9:50 p.m. and was taken into custody, Langley said. Along with the drunk driving charge, Coreas also faces charges of negligent driving, hit-and-run, failure to control speed to avoid a collision and failure to stop at a stop sign.
The driver of the stopped car suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital, Langley said.