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Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Md. man charged with DUI, car theft after crash

BOONSBORO, Md. — Maryland State Police say a Hagerstown man has been charged with crashing a stolen luxury car into a tree at a county park.

Authorities say 28-year-old Benjamin Frederick Nelson was charged Sunday with auto theft, driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and negligent driving, among other charges.

Police say troopers responded to a vehicle collision at Devil’s Backbone County Park about 7:45 p.m. Sunday. Police say the driver had crashed a Jaguar into a tree and had left the scene. While investigating the accident, police say they received a report that the Jaguar had been stolen.

Authorities say they found Nelson walking along U.S. Route 40 and arrested him. He was charged after being treated for minor injuries at a hospital.

By the Associated Press  |  08:01 AM ET, 01/09/2012

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