Daniel Bo Wong of Chester, Maryland was sentenced to five and a half years of incarceration on May 18, 2018, for his actions stemming from a December 26, 2017 traffic stop in Centreville, MD.

In the afternoon hours of December 26, concerned citizens called 911 to report a possible intoxicated driver traveling through Centreville, MD. Officer Harding of the Centreville Police Department located the vehicle on Route 213, and executed a traffic stop. Though he initially gave a false name, Daniel Wong was eventually identified as the driver of the vehicle. While Officer Harding was conducting the business of the traffic stop, Cpl. Martz and DFC Cooper of the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff arrived on scene as back up. Cpl. Martz, a K9 officer, prepared to conduct a scan of the vehicle. While he did so, DFC Cooper asked Mr. Wong to step from the vehicle. When he did so, Mr. Wong put the vehicle in drive, and fled the scene. Mr. Wong led police on a chase through Symphony Village, back onto Route 213, and then ultimately on to Southbound Route 301, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph. Ultimately, Mr. Wong’s vehicle broke down, and he was apprehended by the officers at Route 301 and Green Spring Road. When officers apprehended him, he indicated he fled because he had controlled dangerous substances in his vehicle, and an open warrant for his arrest.

Mr. Wong entered guilty pleas to four separate counts, including resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding the police, and possession of a syringe intended to be used to administer controlled dangerous substances. Given his significant criminal and motor vehicle record, the State, represented by Assistant State’s Attorney Leigh Dillon, requested a prison sentence for Mr. Wong. He ultimately received a sentence of five and a half years incarceration from the Circuit Court for Queen Anne’s County.