On March 1 at 12:50 a.m., a Charles County Sheriff’s officer was operating a marked police car northbound in the 2700 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf when a vehicle exited the parking lot of a business and failed to yield the right of way causing the officer to take evasive action to avoid being struck. A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver, Jewel Jacobia Walker, 48, of Fort Washington. Suspecting impairment, standardized field sobriety tests were administered. Subsequently, Walker was arrested and transported to the Charles County Detention Center where he was charged with driving under the influence.  He was later released by the District Court commissioner on personal recognizance. Walker is a Maryland House of Delegates representative.

      Jewel Walker

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.

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