Two Maryland State Troopers Struck by Impaired Driver

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ROCKVILLE, MD – Charges are pending against a suspected impaired driver who struck two Maryland state troopers in their patrol vehicles on I-270 Thursday, according to the Maryland State Police.

“The driver is identified as Kevin Junghans, 59, of Frederick City, Md.  Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation and consultation with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney. Junghans was transported from the scene by ambulance to Suburban Hospital,” the department said. “Both troopers involved are assigned to Rockville Barrack. They were transported by ambulance to Suburban Hospital for treatment of their injuries and later released.  “

According to a police report released Friday, shortly before 6:15 p.m. Thursday, the Rockville Barrack received multiple calls from motorists reporting a suspected impaired driver driving southbound on I-270. Troopers were immediately dispatched to the area of I-270 and Montrose Road.  

“With their emergency lights activated, the troopers parked their vehicles on the left shoulder, awaiting the suspected impaired driver,” the department said. “Moments later, both patrol cars were struck by the same suspected impaired driver operating a 2010 Chevy Impala traveling on southbound on I-270. The troopers were each seated in their respective vehicles at the time of the incident.”