Salisbury Man Found Guilty of Impaired Driving


A Maryland District Court Judge in Wicomico County has found 24-year-old Jack Gilmore Trafford of Salisbury guilty of numerous charges relating to driving a vehicle while impaired by drugs and alcohol.

24-year-old Jack Gilmore Trafford

Wicomico County State’s Attorney Jamie Dykes tells WGMD that the conviction emanates from a March 29, 2018 incident investigating by Salisbury Police, in which Trafford drove his vehicle off the road, struck a parked car and two children on a sidewalk. Those children, a 2-year-old and a 7-year-old were taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries, but were released the same day.

The State’s Attorney’s Office says Trafford was charged with driving a vehicle while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance, driving a vehicle while so far impaired by drugs, and/or drugs and alcohol that a person cannot drive a vehicle safely, negligent driving, failure to control speed to avoid a collision, failure to stop at a stop sign, and driving a vehicle on a sidewalk area where prohibited. Following the accident, Trafford tested positive for the active ingredient in marijuana, THC.

Sentencing details have not been released.