CENTREVILLE — A bench trial for the Virginia man accused of doing donuts on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge final yr was postponed Monday for the protection to additional examine the proof.
Queen Anne’s County Deputy State’s Lawyer Michael Cuches stated Gary Montague, Jr., 23, had not too long ago employed an legal professional and his legal professional requested extra time to assessment the case. District Choose Frank Kratovil granted the postponement.
The postponement got here after greater than half-hour of personal deliberation among the many counsels outdoors the courtroom Monday. Robin Henley, an legal professional for Montague, declined to touch upon his requesting the delay.
Montague is charged with three counts of disturbing the peace, one rely of disorderly conduct and 23 site visitors violations for allegedly stopping heavy site visitors on the westbound bridge in September to do donuts in his Nissan sports activities automotive.
The 4 misdemeanors Montague faces every carry a penalty of as much as 60 days in jail and/or $500 in fines.
The site visitors fees, which embody reckless driving, willfully damaging a freeway and driving a motorcar in a way meant to trigger skidding, quantity to a collective virtually $3,000 in fines, courtroom data present.
Cuches declined to say on the file whether or not the prosecution would advocate jail time for Montague if he’s discovered responsible within the case.
Cuches stated a brand new trial date shall be set inside 30 days. No additional proceedings had been scheduled by Monday night.