Man charged with seventh DUI in Maryland

Thomas Arthur Harris, 59, of Trappe  (Courtesy of MSP)

A Maryland man is in custody after troopers say he was charged with his seventh DUI in Worcester County.

Maryland State Police say on Sunday, around 6:15 PM, the MSP Berlin barrack was contacted by the MSP Salisbury barrack in reference to a dark colored Hyundai driving recklessly that was traveling Route 50 eastbound close to the Worcester County line. At the same time, Berlin troopers say they received a 911 call in reference to the same Hyundai almost striking two separate vehicles on Route 50 passing the Berlin Barrack. 

At that time, police say they set up in the area and spotted the Hyundai on Route 50 passing Samuel Bowen Road. Law enforcement reports that they noticed several traffic infractions and stopped the vehicle just prior to Greys Corner Road. According to the report, the driver was identified as 59-year-old Thomas Arthur Harris and sobriety tests were performed due to several indicators of Harris being under the influence of alcohol. 

MSP says the Trappe man was arrested after performing poorly on the sobriety tests. After further investigation, authorities say they discovered that Harris had been charged and found guilty of driving under the influence six different times in Maryland.

Harris was charged with DUI/DWI and negligent driving. He was held without bond in Worcester County.

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