MARYLAND

Drug charge against teacher: A teacher at a Prince George's County elementary school has been arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, the Morningside police department said.

Col. Stephen A. Armhold, the Morningside police chief, said that Deanna Meyers, 39, of Hil Mar Drive in Forestville, was arrested Nov. 26 after officers searched her and found eight bags of crack cocaine. He said the search came after police attempted to serve a cocaine possession warrant stemming from a Nov. 22 incident.

The county school system said yesterday in a statement that Meyers, a teacher at Benjamin D. Foulois Elementary, took a leave of absence without pay in October. School officials could not be reached immediately for details. The statement said the teacher's leave would be continued pending a review.

Husband charged: Vincent T. Holt Sr., 38, of Cheverly was charged yesterday with attempted murder and other offenses in the shooting of his estranged wife at her home in Montgomery Village, Montgomery County Police said.

The woman, whom police did not name, was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after the 7:18 a.m. shooting.

VIRGINIA

Driver fires shot: The driver of a gray BMW fired a shot into a blue Mercedes-Benz on the George Washington Memorial Parkway on Sunday afternoon, missing the other driver's head by inches, a U.S. Park Police spokesman said yesterday.

The suspected road rage incident occurred between 1:45 and 2 p.m., Sgt. Scott Fear said. The cars were traveling north on the parkway, just south of Route 123 in Fairfax County.

The gray car was in the right lane when its driver fired at least one shot at the Mercedes, which was ahead in the left lane, Fear said. The shot shattered the car's rear window, and bullet fragments were found lodged in the driver's seat, he said. The victim, a Silver Spring man, pulled over, jotted down some information and called police, Fear said. Witnesses are asked to call police at 202-610-8757.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.