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Impaired driver convicted in fatal collision with pedestrian

Posted at 9:22 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 21:22:47-05

BALTIMORE — On Monday, a jury found Wayne Scott guilty Grossly Negligent Vehicular Manslaughter, Vehicular Manslaughter while Impaired by a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS), and Driving While Impaired by CDS.

According to police, Scott was driving a 2017 Nissan Sentra in the 4200 block of Wabash Avenue at a speed of 38 mph in a 25 mph zone when he struck and killed a pedestrian, Brian Watts as he crossed the street.

Scott continued forward until he struck a parked car. Responding officers noticed that Scott appeared under the influence of drugs; he was lethargic, slurred his words, and did not follow commands. According to police, medics who arrived on scene found Scott slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle. Scott was taken to University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment and his toxicology screen was positive for opiates.

Watts was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Scott faces a maximum of 11 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 9.