On September 11, 2015 at approximately 1055hrs, Calvert County Sheriff's Office personnel became involved in a pursuit with a 2009 burgundy Hyundai Santa Fe in the Solomons area of Calvert County, Maryland. The vehicle had previously fled from St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office personnel. The operator of the fleeing vehicle was wanted in reference to a serious domestic assault that occurred in Anne Arundel County during the early morning hours. The subject was alleged to have had a gun in his possession. A lookout had been broadcasted to surrounding counties for the suspect’s vehicle.
Dfc. Galen Gott was the lead vehicle in the pursuit and observed the vehicle failing to stop for intersections controlled by traffic control devices, driving on the shoulder and in the median to pass other vehicles, travelling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and showing total disregard for the safety of our citizens. Responding deputies coordinated the deployment of stop sticks, rolling road blocks and any other means to terminate the pursuit. The operator of the suspect vehicle rammed four police vehicles during the pursuit while travelling at a high rate of speed. Once the vehicles were rammed it was determined that a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) would be performed to bring the pursuit to an end. Southbound Route 4 traffic was stopped at Broomes Island Road to ensure the southbound lanes were not occupied by any vehicles during the PIT. A PIT was executed northbound Rt. 4 between the intersections of Western Shores Boulevard and Governor’s Run Road in Port Republic. The PIT that terminated the pursuit was performed by Dfc. Buckler. The suspect vehicle skidded into the median and it appeared as if the operator attempted to regain control of the vehicle by counter steering which caused him to cross the southbound lanes and come to rest in a wooded area along the southbound lanes.
The operator, Michael David Hussey, 58 of Odenton, was taken into custody by Sheriff’s Office personnel and was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital for injuries he sustained during the impact with the median and the tree he struck. Hussey is facing numerous serious local charges in addition to the 1st and 2nd degree assault charges, reckless endangerment, disorderly and driving on a suspended license that Anne Arundel County charged him with during the early morning hours.