One of two Hagerstown men charged with impersonating uniformed emergency services personnel had his case placed on the inactive docket and was ordered to pay a $125 fine Tuesday during an appearance in Washington County Circuit Court.
Placing a case on the inactive docket is a conditional stay of proceedings, according to Maryland state law.
David Melvin Graven, 20, of 20610 Jefferson Blvd., also was charged with conspiring to impersonate a uniformed official, obstructing and hindering police, and conspiring to obstruct or hinder police in a Feb. 13, 2010, incident on Interstate 81, according to the application for statement of charges filed by Maryland State Police.
Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer ordered Graven to pay the fine for using flashing lights on an unauthorized vehicle.
State police had gone to the scene of an accident on northbound I-81 near the Md. 68 exit, according to the application for statement of charges in the case. While there, police saw a red passenger car with flashing lights being driven on the shoulder, the application said.