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Elkridge Driver Flees Frederick Crash, State Police Filing Charges

Tabbetha Rio Butrim, 21, is facing DUI and other charges after hitting a guardrail on Interstate 70.


An Elkridge woman led police on a search in Frederick County Wednesday morning that involved helicopters and dogs, according to WUSA.

Tabbetha Rio Butrim, 21 of Keeton Road in Elkridge, reportedly ran into the woods on April 25 after her Dodge Caravan hit a guardrail on an exit ramp from Interstate 70 near New Market, MD.

Maryland State Police working a nearby speed patrol saw Butrim drive by at approximately 2:13 a.m., said the Frederick News-Post. She was said to be traveling 83 mph in a 65 mph zone.

After the troopers watched the driver run from the scene, Maryland State Police, Frederick County sheriffs and K-9 units and the state police’s aviation team searched and found Butrim hitchhiking on Interstate 70 near the weigh station. 

Butrim was admitted to Frederick Hospital for minor injuries from the crash, according to the Frederick News-Post, and was scheduled to be released Wednesday afternoon.

Maryland State Police officers are charging the Elkridge woman with leaving the scene, speeding, DUI and driving with a revoked license, said WUSA.

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