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Maryland Man Sentenced to a Year in Prison
In 2010 Fatal Crash in Southwest Washington
- Defendant Struck Victim, 71, on South Capitol Street SW, Then Kept Driving -

     WASHINGTON - Michael Glover, 47, of Fort Washington, Md., was sentenced today to a year of incarceration on a charge of negligent homicide stemming from a traffic fatality that took place in 2010 in Southwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

     Glover pled guilty to the charge in March 2012 and was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert E. Morin of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Upon completion of his sentence, he will be placed on three years of supervised release.

     According to the government’s evidence, Glover was driving a Mercedes Benz automobile at about 12:40 a.m. November 8, 2010, heading home after leaving a restaurant in Greenbelt, Maryland. He was traveling south on South Capitol Street SW, toward Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, when he struck the victim, Duffie Claridy, 71, who was walking in the roadway.

     After the impact, Glover continued driving to his Fort Washington residence. Debris at the crash scene included a Mercedes emblem. There was no evidence in the roadway of the car having braked or swerved prior to, during, or after the impact with Mr. Claridy.

     Mr. Claridy was declared dead at the scene. Hours after the fatality, in response to news media stories, officers with the Prince George’s County Police Department got information that led to the discovery of a Mercedes Benz parked in the driveway of Glover’s residence, with damage consistent with having been involved in the collision. Glover later acknowledged to police that he had been driving the car in the area of the fatality, but claimed to have only noticed a “bump” as he drove on South Capitol Street.

     In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen praised the work of those who investigated the case for the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) as well as the Prince George’s County Police Department. He also acknowledged the efforts of those who handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including former Assistant U.S. Attorney John Soroka and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Liebman, who investigated and prosecuted the matter.





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