From the Bel Air Police Department:
On Sunday, January 3, 2015, at approximately 1:30 am Bel Air Officer Alex Maro observed a dark colored passenger car traveling along S. Bond Street in the wrong direction on the one way street. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and conduct a traffic stop on South Bond Street.
The operator of the suspect vehicle immediately began backing up and struck the front of the patrol vehicle operated by Officer Maro. Upon realizing that the crash occurred, the operator of the suspect vehicle attempted to flee by traveling southbound on S. Bond Street. Officer First Class Salvas pursued the vehicle that made a left turn onto Baltimore Pike. The suspect vehicle then turned onto Fulford Avenue and as it approached Churchville Road the operator lost control.
The vehicle struck an embankment on Churchville Road, coming to final rest. The operator (Katherine Toscano, 28 yoa, of Bel Air) was apprehended after attempting to elude Bel Air officers on foot. Ms. Toscano is charged with DUI, Fleeing and Eluding, and several other minor traffic charges; she was released after signing citations.
Officer Maro (a 2-year veteran) sustained minor injuries and has returned to duty.