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Trooper: I-83 carjacking crime spree suspect appeared under the influence

Posted at 5:48 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 20:45:21-05

BALTIMORE — Charging documents say that 28-year-old Shawn Johnson appeared under the influence when he was arrested for two carjackings and three crashes on I-83 last Thursday morning.

According to the documents, Johnson allegedly stole his fathers car in Pennsylvania and drove it down 83 until he got into a 3-car collision at Timonium Road. Then, a Maryland State trooper described how he jumped through the passenger side window of one of the others cars involved in the crash, and kicked the driver out, before taking off.

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Not long after, he allegedly got into another crash, and carjacked that victim.

It all ended on the off ramp for Northern Parkway, where troopers said he got into another crash and was unsuccessful in carjacking that victim.

A responding officer said at the time of his arrest, Johnson was not able to communicate, had pin point pupils and multiple syringes on his person, appearing to be under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.

During the investigation, a victim also discovered $45 missing from her wallet that was in the car when Johnson took off with it.

He was denied bail and has been charged with first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment, theft and carjacking.