On August 22, 2015, at approximately 10:58 a.m., officers from the Southern District responded to St. George Barber Road and Governors Bridge Road, in Davidsonville, for a reported accident involving a bicycle and vehicle. Prior to the officers arrival, a witness advised after the collision, the operator of a tan SUV assaulted the victim that was riding the bicycle, picked up the victim’s bicycle tire and threw it into the nearby woods. The operator then left the scene.
Officers located the SUV a short distance away on Riva Road and conducted a traffic stop. The operator, a 61 year old, male from Davidsonville was subsequently detained. Officers then spoke with the cyclist/victim, a 59 year old male from Edgewater. The victim stated he was traveling south on St. George Barber Road approaching Governors Bridge Road at which time the above vehicle was traveling behind him. The vehicle drew closer at which time the cyclist waved the operator to pass him. Upon reaching a curve in the roadway the cyclist traveled to the middle portion of the road to be visible to oncoming traffic and to block the SUV from passing on this curve.
At this time the operator of the SUV attempted to pass the cyclist on the left side. During this time the vehicle and cyclist collided and the cyclist crashed to the ground. The suspect was arrested and charged with numerous traffic offenses to include leaving a scene of an accident, Reckless Driving and Negligent Driving. Additionally, the suspect was charged with 2nd degree assault for his actions following the collision. The victim was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center with injuries to his leg, broken arm and a broken rib. The victim is listed in stable condition.
Suspect: Michael John Moody, 61, Malvern Hill Court, Davidsonville, MD 21040