Police: Md. DUI driver gets part of sign stuck in windshield, leads officer on chase


A man was charged with a DUI after he crashed into a traffic sign, got part of the sign stuck in his windshield and had to be chased down by police in Montgomery County, according to authorities.

Montgomery County Police say an officer from the Takoma Park Police, on duty as part of Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force, saw a Ford Crown Victoria driving on the grass in the area of the Intercounty Connector near Redland Road at around 2:15 a.m. on Friday.

The officer says the man then drove across traffic in the westbound lane and into the median before hitting the sign and getting the wooden beam stuck in the front of the car.

The officer tried to pull the car over but had to keep chasing the driver, who still had the beam in his windshield, down the ICC until finally stopping him on Shady Grove Road, officials say. The 42-year-old driver was arrested.