Tuesday, April 30, 2013
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz: "I believe he has the capacity to recognize his failures and learn from them, and can successfully complete such conditions as the court might impose in disposition."
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz was one of three people to write a character reference to a Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge on behalf of Councilman Todd Huff, who has pleaded guilty to DUI. The letter, which carried the county seal, was part of a defendant's exhibit provided to Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Martin two weeks ago as the judge began to contemplate Huff's sentence. The packet included letters from Nancy Hafford, executive director of the Towson Chamber of Commerce, and Rev. Paul Cummins, retired pastor of Hereford United Methodist Church and long-time family friend. Kamenetz, a Democrat, was the only elected official to pen a letter on Huff's behalf. The letter did not ask for leniency for Huff or make any …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Baltimore County police release voicemail Todd Huff left for county police Chief Jim Johnson on the night the councilman was arrested for drunken driving.
In the minutes after Baltimore County Council member Todd Huff was pulled over for driving without headlights, the first-term Republican apparently called Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson multiple times and said in one of the calls he had been drinking before operating his county-owned Jeep. "Apparently I was pulled over, I didn't have my headlights on and yes, I was drinking," Huff said in the voice mail left on Johnson's county cell phone that lasted less than 30 seconds. The call was released by the the Baltimore County Police Department under a Maryland Public Information Act request filed Monday by Patch. Huff was pulled over shortly before 3 a.m. on Feb. 23 after a police officer spotted the councilman's silver Jeep Grand …
Friday, January 25, 2013
State police and local officers in Baltimore and Harford counties will patrol from Rosedale to Joppatowne.
Maryland State Police and Baltimore County police officers will join in a multi-jurisdictional DUI patrol Friday night on Pulaski Highway. The patrol, scheduled from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, will seek to identify drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Baltimore County police said in a news release. What the release called a "saturation patrol" from Rosedale to Joppatowne will also include officers from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The patrol is partially funded with a grant from the Maryland Highway Safety Office. Keep an eye on traffic and gas prices with our commute page.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The former radio personality was arrested in July after a crash on Interstate 95 that injured five people.
Former Baltimore radio DJ "Stash" has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in an Abingdon accident that injured five people. He was sentenced to six months in the Harford County Detention Center on Monday, Explore Harford reports. Stephen G. Smith, 48, of the 1600 block of Junius Court in Bel Air, was arrested on July 22. The 98 Rock radio personallity was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, negligent driving, and other traffic-related charges. Around 9 p.m. on July 22, Smith was driving a 2006 Nissan Quest northbound on MD Route 24 at a high speed when he crashed into the back of a 2011 Hyundai that was stopped at a red light, according to state police. The Hyundai was driven by 34-year-old Heather Manto of Bel …