Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Trooper A. Oyler initiated a traffic stop on a gold passenger car on Route 237 at Horse Head Rd on Friday, December 19th at 7:33 p.m. for a minor traffic infraction. Upon making contact with the driver, Amanda L. Kinder, 30, of Great Mills, Tpr. Oyler observed that she appeared to be under the influence.
Tpr. Oyler also observed a juvenile, 9 months, in the backseat. Ms. Kinder performed Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and was subsequently placed under arrest for Driving While Impaired by Drugs or Alcohol.
A search incident to arrest produced suspected CDS, and Ms. Kinder admitted to having taken Suboxone and Xanax prior to driving. She was transported to the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack for processing, and then transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.
She was charged with Possession of CDS Not Marijuana, Driving Under the Influence of CDS, Driving While Impaired by CDS, and Negligent Driving. She was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.