(April 19, 2019) A passing vehicle struck and injured a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, Wednesday night near Ocean Pines.

The deputy, who was not named, was conducting a traffic stop on Route 90 near Route 589 at around 9:58 p.m., according to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, later identified as William Edward Mott, 62 of Ocean Pines, did not stop and exited Route 90 onto Route 589.

Deputies located Mott and his vehicle at an Ocean Pines residence, according to a release, and Mott at the time appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, and leaving the scene of a crash. Mott was held at the Worcester County jail pending trial, police said.

The deputy sustained non life-threatening injuries, and was treated and released.

Josh Davis is an MDDC award-winning editor and reporter at the Bayside Gazette and Ocean City Today newspapers, covering Berlin and Ocean Pines, Maryland. He is the author of three novels, including 'Vanishing is the Last Art' (2012). He lives in Berlin.

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