Salisbury teen convicted, sentenced in March 2019 hit and run
SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury teen was convicted on first degree assault charges in a Wicomico County courtroom on Thursday.
Just after 10 a.m. on March 22nd, deputies responded to the scene of a possible hit and run in Salisbury. While en route to the scene, deputies observed the vehicle believed to be involved and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver, identified as 19-year-old Daniel Ulm, failed to stop. Ulm then led police on a chase through West Salisbury before turning onto a dead-end road in the area of Fitzwater Street.
A deputy then deployed stop sticks in order to keep the driver from exiting the dead-end road. Instead of crossing over the stop sticks, Ulm accelerated his vehicle towards the deputy, forcing the deputy to jump out of the way to avoid being hit. The deputy was able to fire a round from his department-issued firearm in an attempt to stop the vehicle, which later stopped near Strawberry Way.
Ulm, who officials say had no prior criminal history, was sentenced to five years with all but 18 months suspended, as part of the terms of his plea agreement.