Maryland State Police refuse media request to provide information about I-795 fatality suspect
Posted by Buzz Beeler on 18th February 2019
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MSP would only tell us that the suspect in the fatal crash is being held pending further investigation. (Photo credit/Facebook)

Following the Baltimore Sun’s story about a fatal accident that occurred on I-795 that was investigated by the Maryland State Police, The Baltimore Post became suspicious about the lack of information provided.

The crash took the life of Kennedy Sooklal as he changed a flat tire near McDonogh Road in the Garrison section of Baltimore County. According to reports, witnesses said the accident appeared to be the result of two vehicles involved in a “speed contest.”

One of the vehicles involved was a Honda Civic, and the driver–identified as Carlos Daniel Gonzales-Rabines of Windsor Mill–was arrested.

The second vehicle involved fled the scene after the accident.

According to the duty sergeant at the Golden Ring Barracks, Mr. Gonzales-Rabines is being held pending consultation with Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger.

The Post is aware that fatalities on our roadways have been increasing at an alarming rate. Just recently, we give extensive coverage to one such incident that crippled one of the victims for life.

Given the facts of the fatal accident on I-795, we questioned whether Mr. Gonzales-Rabines has a previous driving record. The Post conducted at least two searches for information related to the suspect, but neither resulted in any record for the suspect.

FYI, Maryland is one of the few states in the country that allows illegal immigrants to receive a drivers license, but only if they can prove “Lawful Status.”

When we found no record for the suspect in this egregious crash, we embarked on a journalistic endeavor to find the truth.

We were told that our inquiries about the suspect and his legal status were “none of [our] business.” The duty sergeant advised us that the state police have no authority to ask about a person’s legal status in this country.

We find that to be as egregious as the crash, if not more.

We recently published an article about Baltimore County’s sanctuary county status. As you may remember, Republican Congressman Andy Harris challenged County Executive Johnny O for adopting his predecessor’s stance of making our county a safe haven for illegals.

If you take the time to watch the below video of soon to be retired Baltimore County Police Chief Terry Sheridan, you’ll notice that he echoes what the President has been saying all along regarding our nation’s border crisis.  You also may find it rather odd that, when pressed on the issue, the chief chose to go into “duck and cover” mode. In the video, the chief seems to get off on the right foot until pressed with actual facts.

The Baltimore Post will continue to follow this story; our attempt to contact the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s office was unsuccessful because of the Presidents Day holiday. We will provide updates as they become available.

 

Video credit/The Baltimore Post