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Maryland State Police tell WGMD they have arrested a suspect who initially crashed his vehicle and fled the scene in Salisbury on Wednesday.

The incident happened around 8 a.m. in the area of Route 50 and Naylor Mill Road. Troopers say the driver of a black 2002 Ford F150 struck two vehicles, a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and a 2004 Nissan Maxima before exiting the vehicle and fleeing the scene on foot into the woods along Route 50 just east of the Royal Farms.

Troopers later caught up with the suspect, and noticed signs of impairment and detected a strong odor of alcohol. The suspect submitted to a field sobriety test, performed poorly and was later arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence as well as charges related to the collision.

The suspect’s identity has not been released by Maryland State Police. One victim was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury with injuries following the accident.