3-Month-Old Baby Seriously Injured in Crash With Suspected Drunk Driver: Police - NBC4 Washington

3-Month-Old Baby Seriously Injured in Crash With Suspected Drunk Driver: Police

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    A 3-month-old baby was seriously injured after the jeep he was riding in was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver in Waldorf, Maryland, Maryland State Police say. 

    The crash happened in the area of Route 301 and Pierce Road at 3:48 p.m. Monday. 

    Michael Maurice Ford, 49, was driving his box truck southbound when he hit a jeep that was coming to a stop at a red light. The force of the crash sent the jeep into the side of a Nissan truck that was stopped in front of it. 

    State troopers were called to the scene and noticed the odor of alcohol while talking with Ford. Police say Ford failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. 

    The driver and front seat passenger of the jeep were treated for minor injuries, but a 3-month-old boy who was in the backseat was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

    His current condition is not known. 

    The driver and passenger in the Nissan truck were also treated for minor injuries. 

     Police have not said what charges Ford will face. The investigation into the crash is ongoing. 

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