CENTREVILLE — The motive force dealing with expenses for allegedly doing donuts on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in September will stand trial by decide in Queen Anne’s County in January 2021, the court docket mentioned Wednesday.
Gary Ray Montague Jr., 22, of Dumfries, Virginia, is accused of burning out in his Nissan sports activities automobile on the westbound bridge amid heavy visitors on Sept. 27. Montague appeared in district court docket Wednesday to get his trial date and is anticipated to look once more for trial at 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 11.
Bystander movies of the 22-year-old’s alleged burnout circulated amongst hundreds on social media in September and shortly attracted the eye of native regulation enforcement officers, whose investigation into the incident discovered that Montague was the automobile’s registered proprietor.
Police suspected the automobile’s driver had simply left Ocean Metropolis, which hosted the H2Oi automobile meet up on Sept. 26, the day earlier than Montague’s alleged burnout. After footage of the stunt went viral on-line, the H2Oi neighborhood got here collectively to lift roughly $1,800 for Montague.
Montague didn’t say for what he would possibly use the funds the automobile neighborhood raised for him, however in accordance with court docket information, the practically $3,000 in visitors fines he faces haven’t been paid.
Police recognized and charged Montague the day after the incident on Sept. 28. He’s charged with three counts of disturbing the peace, one depend of disorderly conduct and 23 visitors violations. The 4 misdemeanors every carry a penalty of as much as 60 days in jail and/or $500 in fines.
The visitors expenses Montague faces, which quantity to a collective nearly $3,000 in fines, embody reckless driving, willfully damaging a freeway and driving a motorized vehicle in a way meant to trigger skidding, in accordance with a top level view of the costs in court docket paperwork.
Particulars of the case weren’t mentioned throughout the listening to Wednesday, and an lawyer for Montague has not but been entered into the report. Montague appeared by himself in court docket and didn’t touch upon the case towards him.
Queen Anne’s State’s Lawyer Lance Richardson was not on the courthouse Wednesday and couldn’t be reached for remark by press time. Richardson beforehand advised The Star Democrat of Montague’s alleged stunt that he has “by no means seen something this moronic earlier than so far as conduct on the Bay Bridge.”