Police: Maryland DUI Driver Hit Man, Rolled Into Woman

The driver hit a man and then his car rolled into a woman, police say

A suspected drunk driver hit a man crossing a street in Annapolis, Maryland, on Tuesday and then hit a second person when his car rolled, police said. 

A 32-year-old man was left with life-threatening injuries after he was hit about 12:30 a.m. His companion, a 26-year-old woman, received serious injuries. 

James Bruce, 74, of Annapolis, was driving his 2013 BMW X3 SUV on Forest Drive when he hit the man near Hilltop Lane, the Annapolis Police Department said in a statement.

He reversed the SUV to return to the scene of the crash. The car then rolled backward and hit the woman, police said. 

The male pedestrian was rushed to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The woman was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center.

The pair was not using a crosswalk when they were hit, police said.

Police determined at the scene of the crash that Bruce had been driving drunk. He was arrested and issued citations for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol and driving with suspended registration.


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Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call 410-268-9000 x5817 or email htoherlihy@annapolis.gov.

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