Worcester County Sheriff Deputy struck by hit-and-run driver during traffic stop

Posted at 8:13 AM, Apr 18, 2019

BERLIN, Md. — The Worcester County Sheriff's Office said a deputy was struck by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday night.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the deputy was conducting a traffic stop on Rt. 90 near Rt. 589 in Berlin, Maryland. While out of the vehicle the Deputy was struck in his back by a passing vehicle. Deputies said the driver did not stop and exited Rt. 90 on to Rt. 589.

Deputies later found the vehicle and driver at a residence in Ocean Pines. The driver was identified as 62-year-old William Edward Mott of Ocean Pines Md.

Officials said Mott appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while revoked, and leaving the scene of a personal injury crash. Mott was held at the Worcester County jail pending trial.

The Deputy involved sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released.