On Oct. 7, a radio simulcast was broadcasted in reference to a driver slumped over the wheel of his vehicle in the parking lot of the South Potomac Church, White Plains.
Upon Trooper J. Wiersma’s arrival, he observed Corporal E. Diggs, of the Maryland State Police making contact with the driver of the vehicle, at which time the driver stepped out.
Cpl. Diggs stated to Tpr. Wiersma that the driver was sleeping on the steering wheel, the keys were in the ignition and the vehicle was running. Tpr. Wiersma made contact with the driver, Andrew Jay Riege, 40 years of La Plata. Riege eyes appeared very glassy and he displayed difficulty keeping them open.
When Riege exited the vehicle he leaned on the driver’s side to help maintain his balance. Tpr. Wiersma performed standardized field sobriety test which Riege completed unsatisfactorily and was arrested for DUI.
A search incident to arrest revealed a small metal silver spoon containing suspected CDS cocaine residue, a glass in construction clear CDS smoking device containing suspected CDS cocaine residue. A search of the vehicle incident to arrest revealed CDS paraphernalia consisting of a gold steel screening material which was discovered in the driver’s side front door. A small clear plastic sandwich baggie containing suspected CDS cocaine residue and a small round black ball of burnt pipe screen. A small burnt suspected CDS marijuana blunt was discovered in the center ash tray.
Riege was transported to the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack for processing. He was later transported to the Charles County Detention Center for further processing. Riege was charged with did possess a controlled dangerous substance of schedule II, to wit cocaine; did possess a controlled dangerous substance of schedule I, to wit: marijuana and did possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia.