At Scene of Fatal Crash, Police Arrested Two Other Drivers on DUI Charges
A Rockville man riding a scooter was killed in a crash last weekend on Rockville Pike
The intersection of Rockville Pike and Congressional Lane, where the car and scooter crashed.
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When police were investigating a fatal Rockville crash last weekend, in which a driver is suspected of DUI, two other allegedly intoxicated drivers drove up to the scene.
A Tao Tao scooter and a BMW 335xi crashed at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Congressional Lane late Saturday night. The scooter driver, 56-year-old Ross Stanley Redler of Rockville, died from his injuries at a hospital. Mark Steven Andrade, a 24-year-old from Bethesda who was driving the BMW, was arrested nearby after he fled on foot.
Officer Rick Goodale, a spokesman for Montgomery County police, said officers at the scene determined that Andrade appeared to be under the influence. Because the crash was fatal, the State’s Attorney’s Office will wait until an investigation is complete before charging him with a DUI or other crimes, Goodale said.
While at the scene of the 11 p.m. crash for several hours, police encountered two other people who were allegedly driving under the influence.
One driver stopped at the closed road and didn’t turn around, ignoring directions from police. The other plowed through traffic cones into the area of investigation.
At 1:50 a.m., Rockville police patrol cars were blocking the intersection of Rockville Pike and Templeton Place and redirecting traffic. A Mazda 3 approached the intersection, stopped and didn’t move for several minutes, according to a Montgomery County police press release.
An officer went up to the car and saw the driver had signs of impairment. Police arrested Philip Michael Douglas Murry, 27, of Siesta Key Way in Rockville, according to a Rockville police report.
At 3:51 a.m., another vehicle failed to stop at the closure at Templeton Place, running over traffic cones and past a trump with flashing lights and “Road Closed” signs, according to Montgomery County police.
Officers at the scene of the crash heard the car approaching and attempted to signal it to stop. When they saw it wasn’t slowing down, the officers got out of the road. The car “continued through the collision scene” until it was stopped by a sergeant of the Collision Reconstruction Unit, the press release said.
Police arrested Taylor Leigh Stevens, a 20-year-old woman from Key West Avenue in Rockville, on DUI charges. She has also been charged with reckless endangerment, failing to obey traffic rules and driving on a suspended license, according to court records.
In 2015, Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta was killed when he was struck by a car on Rockville Pike as he was conducting a traffic stop on a DUI assignment. The man who hit him had been drinking for a few hours at a nearby restaurant.