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Driver Charged With Striking 2 Pedestrians in Berlin


BERLIN, Md.- Deputies with the Worcester County Sheriff's Office have arrested a Delaware man accused of intentionally running into two pedestrians with a pickup truck.

The incident allegedly occurred last Saturday night on Trappe Road in Berlin. According to police, witnesses stated a Toyota Takoma swerved off the road and ran into the two victims as they were walking. Both victims were transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for their injuries. Police said witnesses identified 20-year-old Cedrick Fooks of Bridgeville, Del., as the driver of the pickup.

After the Sheriff's Office issued a countywide alert for the pickup, an off-duty Maryland Natural Resources unit in the area located the vehicle and stooped it at Germantown and Trappe roads. The vehicle was occupied by four persons, one of whom was identified as Fooks. He was taken into custody.

Authorities said the investigation that followed revealed that Fooks and one of the victims had an "altercation" prior to the incident. According to police, witnesses stated Fooks drove the vehicle up and down the roadway several times and when he spotted the victim walking, he swerved the pickup into him and the other victim.

Fooks was charged with two counts of first- and second-degree assault, reckless driving, negligent driving, driving without a license, failing to return to and remain at scene of accident involving bodily injury, failure to stop vehicle at scene of accident involving bodily injury and failure to render aid at scene of accident involving bodily injury. 

Fooks was ordered held in the Worcester County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond.

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