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EDWARD FELTON v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Waiver of jury trial — Knowing and voluntary

On October 4, 2017, Edward Wayne Felton, appellant, was driving his 2012 Lexus SUV northbound on Route 202 in Largo, Maryland, when he ran into the back of a vehicle driven by Karen Scott-Black while she was stopped for a stoplight at the intersection of Route 202 and Lottsford Road. Scott-Black called 911, and Maryland State Trooper Norman Murray responded to the scene of the accident. After conducting an investigation, Trooper Murray arrested appellant and charged him with driving while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance (phencyclidine (“PCP”)); driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol; failure to control the speed of a motor vehicle to avoid a collision; reckless driving; and negligent driving.

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