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Driver Refuses Exit, Re-Buckles Himself

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At 2:40 a.m. Aug. 5, Officer K. Evans conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle at St. Charles Parkway and St. Ignatius Drive in Waldorf.

Officer Evans and Officer C. Shaw ordered the driver several times to exit the vehicle; he refused and put his seatbelt back on.

After a brief struggle, officers removed him from the vehicle. He was arrested and identified as Anthony Wesley Petty, 22, of Waldorf. In a search subsequent to arrest, officers found a large machete under the driver’s seat.

Petty was charged with carrying a weapon, failure to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest. He was being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before the district court commissioner.

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