Both Drivers In Md. Crash May Have Been Under The Influence

9:27 AM, Oct 17, 2012   |    comments
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PASADENA, Md. (WUSA) -- Anne Arundel County police say both drivers in a Pasadena, Md. crash on Tuesday may have been intoxicated.

In a press release on Wednesday about the accident, police wrote that speeding didn't appear to be a factor in the crash that injured one of the drivers, but "It does appear that possible intoxication by alcohol and/or drugs may have been a contributory factor by both parties involved in this crash."

The crash happened at Fort Smallwood Road and Solley Road in Pasadena at approximately 6:54 p.m. Tuesday. Police say their investigation so far suggests 46-year-old James Lloyd Gieser of Glen Burnie, Md. was riding a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling north on Fort Smallwood Road and attempted to turn left onto Solley Road. They say he didn't yield the right of way to vehicles traveling south on Fort Smallwood Road and drove into the path of a Ford Escort driven by 20-year-old Alex Kent Phelps of Pasadena. 

Gieser was struck by the Escort and was lying in the road when first responders arrived at the scene. Gieser suffered life threatening injuries and was taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore for treatment. Police say he was listed in critical condition. 

Phelps was not injured in the crash.

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