A driver who hit and killed a man who ran out of gas Sunday on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway was drunk and said he was underage, U.S. Park Police say.
The suspect was charged with involuntary manslaughter, records filed Monday show. In a sworn statement, a Park Police detective said the driver said he “was too young to drink alcohol legally and did not have a driver’s license.”
A breath test indicated alcohol in the driver’s system, police say. Information on the driver’s age and address was not immediately available.
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The victim, whose name was not released, ran out of gas headed south on the parkway, just south of the Beltway. Park Police responded after 3 a.m. and found the man unresponsive on the right shoulder of the road. His “heavily damaged” GMC truck and a gas can were nearby.
A passenger in the truck said they ran out gas and he was asleep when the man was hit.
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Farther along the parkway, police found a Honda van with heavy damage to the front passenger side.
The driver was due in court Wednesday. Information on his attorney was not immediately available.