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Caught in the Net Twice in Three Days

LEXINGTON PARK - 4/8/2009

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Joshua Bruce Hildreth, 28, the subject of recent police action that saw the Lexington Park resident confined to the hospital for observation after confronting police with a shotgun was, once again, the center of attention. Hildreth, released from the hospital, was involved in a dramatic accident on April 8 around 10:34 a.m. in Lexington Park.

Investigation revealed a maroon Dodge Caravan driven by a female heading north on Route 235 in the area of Corporate Drive was cut off according to witnesses on the scene by a Red Mazda RX-7 driven by Joshua Hildreth, causing her to go through the median strip flipping her van forward, landing on its roof. The driver of the van was extricated with the help of citizens on the scene prior to rescue workers arrival. She was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

As rescue workers and state police were assisting the accident victims, State Police decided to administer a field sobriety test on the scene after Hildreth refused to take a Breathalyzer test. Witnesses on the scene commented on how poorly Hildreth performed the roadside test. After failing to complete the field sobriety test, Hildreth complained of leg pain and requested to be transported to St. Mary's Hospital.

At this point it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in this crash. The accident investigation continues.

More information to follow as it is released by authorities.



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