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Drunk driver blamed for Ocean City fatal crash

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Drunk driver blamed for Ocean City fatal crash

Drunk driver blamed for Ocean City fatal crash

A witness reported his vehicle crossing the center line repeatedly along Coastal Highway in Ocean City early Friday morning, and when he spotted the police lights behind him, Todd Pivec took off, striking a car in the back before hitting a telephone pole.

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Drunk driver blamed for Ocean City fatal crash

IN OCEAN CITY LAST WEEK.POLICE SAY THE BALTIMORECOUNTY MAN BEHIND THE WHEEL OFTHE CAR, WHICH CAUSED THEACCIDENT WAS DRUNK, AND HE HADA HISTORY OF DRIVING WHILEINTOXICATED.

WMAR 2 NEWS' JEHAGER HAS MORE ON THE CRASH.(HAGER S━UP) THE SUSPECT INTHIS CASE, 4━ YEA━OLD TODDPIVEC OF COCKEYSVILLE IS BEINGHELD WITHOUT BOND AFTERSOMEHOW AVOIDING ANY LENGTHYJAIL TIME AFTER A MULTITUDE OFPREVIOUS ARRESTS FOR DRINKINGAND DRIVING.

(TRACK) A WITNESSREPORTED HIS VEHICLE CROSSINGTHE CENTER LINE REPEATEDLYALONG COASTAL HIGHWAY IN OCEANCITY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING, ANDWHEN HE SPOTTED THE POLICELIGHTS BEHIND HIM, TODD PIVECTOOK OFF... STRIKING A CAR INTHE BACK BEFORE HITTING ATELEPHONE POLE.

THAT CAR HESTRUCK, A TOYOTA COROLLA,BURST INTO FLAMES KILLING A5━YEA━ OLD MAN IN THEPROCESS.

REACHED BY TELEPHONEWHILE ON VACATION IN OCEANCITY, MARYLAND'S DIRECTOR OFMOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING,LISA SPICKNALL, SAYS SHE'SOUTRAGED.

(SO━vid2) :00"MADD has learned that this isnot this defendant's firstoffense.

It is actually hiseighth drunk driving offense.We're horrified to hear thatthis person has been given somany chances and is stillcontinuing to drive drunk."(TRACK) IN AUGUST OF LASTYEAR, POLICE RESPONDED TO THISSHARP CURVE IN COCKEYSVILLEWHERE SOMEONE HAD LOST CONTROLOF A ━━W, CRASHED IT INTO AGUARDRAIL AND LEFT THE SCENE.AFTER AN UBER DRIVER SHOWED UPAND TOLD THEM A MAN NAMED"TODD" HAD CALLED FOR A RIDE,THEY TRACED THE WRECKED CARBACK TO PIVEC MECHANICAL LLCAND SOON DETERMINED TODD PIVECHAD BEEN DRIVING... EVENTHOUGH HIS DRIVERS LICENSE HADBEEN SUSPENDED AND CARRIED AREQUIREMENT FOR AN IGNITIONINTERLOCK DEVICE, WHICH WASNOT PRESENT.

WHILE NODRINKIN━RELATED CHARGES CAMEOUT OF THAT INCIDENT, IT ADDSTO THE PICTURE OF A MAN WHOHAS SHOWN LITTLE CONTROL WHENIT COMES TO DRINKING ORDRIVING LEADING UP TO THEFATAL ACCIDENT.

(SO━vid1):10 "This crash is a 100%preventable crime.

Thesecrashes have to stop.

Thereneeds to be harsherrepercussions for these issuesand injuries." (HAGER S━UP)AT THE TIME OF LAST WEEK'SCRASH IN OCEAN CITY, PIVEC'SLICENSE WAS STILL SUSPENDED.OFFICERS TOOK THE SUSPECT TO AHOSPITAL FOR A MANDATORY BLOODDRAW TO MEASURE IT FOR ALCOHOLCONTENT.

ON SEVEN PRIOROCCASIONS, COURT RECORDSSUGGEST HE HAS REFUSED TOPROVIDE A BREATH SAMPLE DURID━━I RELATED CASES.9 DAYS AND




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