Anne Arundel officer accused of driving drunk, attacking other officers

    Kenneth Collier (Courtesy: Anne Arundel County Police Department)

    CROFTON, Md. (WBFF) - A 21-year Anne Arundel County police officer is accused of causing an accident while driving drunk in Crofton, then assaulting other officers and resisting arrest this weekend.

    Sgt. Kenneth Collier was driving a black Ford Taurus, while off duty, in the area of Riedel Road at Johns Hopkins Road at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when he rear-ended another vehicle, reported Anne Arundel police on Monday.

    Officers believed Collier was under the influence of alcohol. He allegedly resisted arrest and assaulted officers on the scene, according to police.

    He is being charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer, second-degree assault, driving while impaired by alcohol and resisisting arrest.

    Collier, who is 43 and lives in Odenton (according to online court records), will be suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation, and an internal review will be completed.

    He has been assigned to the county's Bureau of Patrol for 21 years.

    No one was injured in the Saturday accident. The Taurus was Collier's personal vehicle.

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