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Md. woman arrested for DUI allegedly hit cars, crashed into embankment, resisted arrest

Police lights (MGN Online file photo)

A 43-year-old woman arrested for DUI is accused of intentionally hitting two cars multiple times before crashing into an embankment Tuesday.

Sarah H. Hornbeck was arrested by an officer, but investigators said she then resisted arrest by slipping out of her handcuffs and tried to use her cellphone in the officer's cruiser.

The officer then pulled over and attempted to get Hornbeck out of his car to handcuff her a second time.

Maryland State Police said Hornbeck then grabbed the officer's computer as she was pulled out of the cruiser, and grabbed a pen and broke it.

Hornbeck was driving her Toyota Corolla along Route 301 and turned onto Mount Airy Road and ran off of a road hitting an embankment. An investigation by police determined Hornbeck was drunk, and she was arrested.

Authorities said they were contacted by an individual who reported Hornbeck intentionally hit their car "several times" and left the La Plata, Maryland, area.

A second call was also made to police from a woman who said Hornbeck also deliberately struck her vehicle multiple times in Pomfret, Maryland.


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