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Sate Police reported a suspect involved in a single-vehicle accident that ended on the front lawn of Ocean Downs Casino was apprehended after fleeing from the scene last Thursday. 

(May 24, 2019) Nicole Lee Thomas, 37, of Marysville, Pennsylvania is facing a host of traffic charges, including DUI, after allegedly crashing her vehicle on the front lawn of Ocean Down Casino last Thursday and fleeing on foot before being apprehended following a search by law enforcement.

Maryland State Police responded for a single-vehicle accident without injuries at Route 589 and the Ocean Downs Casino last Thursday just after 10 p.m.

Police said witnesses reported that just prior to running her 2008 Volkswagen Jetta off the roadway, Thomas was skidding in circles and subsequently lost control and drove into a roadside ditch before ending up on the casino lawn.

State police said Thomas fled the scene and was located and taken into custody following a search involving

the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department, Maryland Natural Resources Police, the Ocean Pines Police Department and the Berlin Police Department.

Thomas was charged with eight traffic offenses, including DUI, reckless driving, negligent driving and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage.

After being released on her own recognizance, Thomas is scheduled for an initial appearance in Worcester County District Court in Snow Hill on Aug. 15.

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