(COLLEGE PARK, MD) – Two Maryland State troopers are recovering from injures sustained after their marked patrol car was struck by a vehicle operated by an impaired driver, just after midnight.
The troopers are identified as Trooper
First Class Manuel Moreno, 42, a four year veteran and Trooper John Cabrera, 34,
a three year veteran, both are assigned to the College Park Barrack. Tfc. Moreno
and Tpr. Cabrera were transported by Prince George’s County, emergency medical
personnel to Prince George’s Hospital with non life threatening injuries.
The driver of the 2001 Pontiac Sunbird is identified as Arcenia D. Macklin,
48 of the 9000 block of Cherry Lane, Laurel, Maryland. Macklin refused medical
treatment at the scene. She was taken into custody and later charged with
driving under the influence.
The preliminary investigation indicates that
shortly after 12:00 a.m., Tfc. Moreno and Tpr. Cabrera were investigating a
crash which occurred northbound Interstate 95 in the area of Sandy Springs Road
in Prince George’s County, Maryland. After establishing a flare pattern warning
oncoming traffic, both troopers returned to their marked Maryland State Police
patrol vehicle with its emergency equipment activated. While completing the
necessary reports, a 2001 Pontiac Sunbird proceeded through the flares and
struck the patrol unit in the rear. The crash injured both troopers.
medical personnel from Prince George’s County were called to the
Arcenia Macklin has been charged with driving under the influence and
for violating the move over law.
Both troopers were transported to Prince
George’s Hospital and are being treated for non life threatening injuries.
Maryland State Police