Annapolis, MD – On April 17, 2018 at approximately 3:37 p.m., Trooper Barbiche was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of U.S. Route 50 and MD Route 665 and observed a silver Chevrolet Sonic displaying expired registration plates.
Trooper Barbiche initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as Cole Nicholas Williams, 25, of Cedar Grove, West Virginia. While making contact with Williams, Trooper Barbiche observed signs of impairment. Sobriety tests revealed Williams was unable to operate the vehicle safely and was placed under arrest for driving while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance. In addition, suspected methamphetamine was located in the vehicle and an infant passenger was observed in a car seat in rear passenger area of the vehicle. Furthermore, Trooper Barbiche learned Williams’ driver’s license was suspended and expired through West Virginia. Williams was transported to the Annapolis Barrack for processing.
Williams was charged with the following: possession of a controlled dangerous substance methamphetamine, driving while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance, driving while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance while transporting a minor, driving a motor vehicle on a suspended out-of-state-license, driving a motor vehicle with an expired license, failure to display a driver’s license to a uniformed officer, driving a motor vehicle displaying expired registration plates, negligent driving, reckless driving and driving a vehicle so far impaired by drugs the operator cannot drive the vehicle safely. Williams was transported to the Anne Arundel County Commissioner’s Office where he was held on $5,000 bail.