On Feb. 17 at about 7:48 p.m. two Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputies were traveling northbound on HG Truman Road in the area of Dowell Elementary school when they were both struck by a Jeep, which then tried to flee the scene.

Deputy S. Moran and Deputy D. Naughton were patrolling the Lusby area when they saw a vehicle stopped on the southbound shoulder with their emergency lights flashing. The disable motorist said that they did not need assistance; they were just waiting to pick someone up.

As Deputy Naughton was pulling away a Jeep hit the rear of his patrol vehicle.  Deputy Naughton activated his emergency equipment and pulled off the roadway to make contact with the vehicle that had hit him.

The Jeep sped up and steered around Deputy Naughton’s vehicle in an attempt to flee the scene but instead struck the rear of Deputy Moran’s vehicle.

Both vehicles came to rest on the shoulder of HG Truman Road. When the deputies made contact with the driver of the Jeep they detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath.

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were administered and Deputy Moran arrested the female driver for driving under the influence.

The female operator of the Jeep was identified as Noreen Marie Iannopollo, of Lusby. Iannopollo, was placed under arrest and charged with numerous traffic offenses to include:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Fleeing the scene of an accident
  • Driving without a license

The collision caused disabling damage to Deputy Moran’s assigned patrol vehicle and minor damage to Deputy Naughton’s assigned patrol vehicle. Both deputies sustained minor injuries during the crashes.