Ocean City Today

Heroin leads to three-car crash

By Katie Tabeling | Sep 14, 2017
Courtesy of: OCPD

(Sept. 15, 2017) Ocean City Police arrested Joshua Drennan, 25, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia on charges that he caused a three-car crash last Friday after he allegedly shot up with heroin.

Around 10:41 a.m., Drennen had apparently crashed his Saturn into one car while driving near St. Martin Neck’s Road. The force of that crash pushed the car into another car, according to reports.

Callers told dispatch that Drennan had passed out behind the wheel. When police spoke with Drennan, he was “sweating profusely” and had “pin point pupils,” according to charging documents.

Witnesses said that Drennan had thrown items out of the Saturn before the arrival of police, who later found a used syringe and several wax bags of heroin stamped “flatline” scattered across the grass.

Drennan reportedly admitted he threw away the syringe and the heroin out of his car. He also told police that he last used heroin an hour earlier, according to the charging documents.

Police said Drennan also voluntarily rolled up his sleeve and showed them several fresh injection marks on the inside bend of his left elbow.

Drennan failed field sobriety tests, and was charged with driving while impaired, possession of heroin and paraphernalia and other traffic charges. His trial is set for Dec. 4.

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