(Oct. 4, 2019) Police identified Josiah Ament of Lititz, Pennsylvania, as the driver who drove his car into a crowd of guests last weekend.
“In reference to pedestrians being struck at 33rd Street & Baltimore Avenue, it was not a hit-and-run,” Ocean City Police Department Spokeswoman Ashley Miller said. “The driver was still on scene but had moved away from the large crowd for safety reasons.”
Last weekend, a video posted online showed crowds of participants on 33rd Street and Baltimore Avenue surrounding a white BMW. For reasons unknown, the driver, later identified as Ament, suddenly drove his car into the crowd, hitting two pedestrians.
Police charged Ament with reckless driving, negligent driving, driver spinning wheels, driving a motor vehicle in a manner to cause skidding and driver failure to exercise due care to avoid pedestrian collision.
Miller said Ament was cooperative during the investigation, and police released him after issuing his citations.
Fortunately, neither of the pedestrians who were hit suffered serious injuries, and they both refused medical treatment, Miller said.