Nathan Ellsworth Proctor Jr.
WALDORF, Md. — On April 11 at 10:00 a.m., Tpr. German was on patrol in his unmarked MSP Patrol Vehicle, on MD Route 228 in the area of Bunker Hill Road, Waldorf, Maryland. Tpr. German observed a blue Cadillac Deville with a registration violation. While following behind the Cadillac, the Cadillac crossed over the yellow fog line (edge line) and entered into the grass median, before swerving back into the fast lane. The Cadillac then traveled across the fast lane, crossing into the slow lane. Due to the multiple violations, Tpr. German activated his emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop. The Cadillac turned onto Bunker Hill Road, and continued for approximately a half mile before turning into a residential driveway.
Tpr. German made contact with the operator, identified as Nathan Ellsworth Proctor Jr., 34, of Bryan’s Road, Maryland. Upon making contact with Proctor, Tpr. German noticed signs of impairment. Once Proctor lowered the window, and Tpr. German smelled the chemical odor associated with Phencyclidine (PCP). Tpr. German observed additional signs of impairment with Proctor, and requested he exit the vehicle for Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.
The sobriety tests revealed Proctor was unable to operate a vehicle safely, and with assistance from additional Troopers already on scene, Tpr. German told Proctor he was under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of CDS and instructed Proctor to turn around and place his hand behind him.
Proctor pulled away from troopers, yelling for citizens to come help him, and attempted to rip the windshield wiper from the vehicle to use as a weapon. Proctor was quickly arrested and placed into custody without injury.
Proctor was transported to the MSP La Plata Barrack for processing. While at the Barrack, Proctor complained of chest pains and difficulty breathing. Emergency Medical Services responded, and transported Proctor to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center for treatment, while under observation of Troopers. During this time, Tpr. German applied for, and was issued, a warrant against Proctor for the criminal charges.
At approximately 6:00 p.m., Proctor was released from UMCRMC, and transported to Charles County Detention Center to see a commissioner.
Proctor was charged with Resisting Arrest, and multiple traffic charges including DUI, DWI, Driving on Highway on Suspended License, Driving Unregistered Motor Vehicle, and Driving Uninsured Motor Vehicle.