- The Enterprise
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A 65-year-old Dunkirk woman was taken to the hospital Friday afternoon after she was hit by a motorcycle being driven by a man allegedly driving while intoxicated by drugs.
At 4:47 p.m. Friday, Deputy J. Brown and Dfc. P. Aurich responded to the area of Crown Drive and King Drive in Dunkirk for a report of a motorcycle collision with a pedestrian, according to a Calvert County Sheriff’s Office press release.
The pedestrian, a 65-year-old woman, was taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, deputies said.
The driver of the 2001 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, William M. King Jr., 36, of Dunkirk was “sweating profusely,” according to charging documents, and had “glassy eyes and looked extremely disoriented.” When deputies tried to talk to King, he allegedly had slurred speech and gave deputies a blank stare, charging documents state.
Through investigation, deputies found the motorcycle, registered to both King and his mother, displayed expired registration, and found King’s license was suspended and revoked. Deputies said they also found a shattered stem from a glass smoking device and a burnt steel wool pad, often used to filter drugs in smoking devices, and a plastic bag with a white powder substance, which King identified as crack cocaine, in King’s right front pants pocket. King allegedly admitted to using Suboxone and Xanax earlier in the day.
King initially refused treatment but was later taken to CMH where he was treated for a broken clavicle.
Deputies said they later discovered King had left his 2-year-old daughter home alone in a playpen while he went for a ride on his mother’s motorcycle.
King was arrested and charged with confining an unattended child, neglect of a minor, possession of CDS and various traffic charges, including driving while impaired by CDS.
He is being held at the Calvert County Detention Center on $35,000 bond.
King has several convictions in Calvert County dating back to 2007.
In 2009, a second-degree assault charge from an incident in August 2008 was placed on the stet, or inactive, docket.
In 2008, King entered an Alford plea to theft more than $500, for which he was sentenced to 15 years in prison, with all but one year and six months suspended, and placed on five years of supervised probation, according to online records. An Alford plea acknowledges that the state has enough evidence for a conviction but does not admit guilt.
King pleaded guilty in 2007 to possession of CDS and was sentenced to three years in prison, with two years, eight months and 19 days suspended. Earlier that year, he pleaded guilty to possession of paraphernalia and was fined $57.50.