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Gasper Botteon Charged With Suspected DUI After Alleged Hit-And-Run Involving Maryland State Trooper On I-95

ROSEDALE, Md. (WJZ) -- A 45-year-old Nottingham man was charged with driving under the influence after he allegedly struck a Maryland State trooper and fled the scene along I-95 in Baltimore County Wednesday.

Gasper Botteon was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and other traffic charges related to the hit-and-run.

Police said Botteon was driving a white box truck when he reportedly struck a state trooper near the 64.4-mile marker in Rosedale around 4:15 p.m. The trooper was sitting inside his vehicle, while investigating another crash, when the driver's side door was hit. The impact ripped off the door.

State Police immediately put out a BOLO for the suspect's vehicle. The box truck was spotted along Route 24 in Bel Air around 6:15 p.m.

Botteon was showing signs of impairment, police said. He was arrested on scene.

Neither the trooper or the suspect were injured.

Police continue to investigate the crash.

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