Woman Charged In Two-State Chase

OCEAN CITY — An Annapolis women faces several criminal and traffic violations after a wild chase through Ocean City last week that included two separate attempts to halt her with stop sticks before finally ending in Rehoboth.

Last Tuesday, a Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in Ocean City observed a vehicle driven by Mary Christine Schultz, 48, of Annapolis, run a red light on Coastal Highway. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but Schultz continued.

The deputy contacted the OCPD to join the chase and stop sticks were deployed in the area of 33rd Street. Schultz’s vehicle ran over the stop sticks, but she was able to keep it moving and fled north toward the Delaware line. Along the way, Schultz committed several traffic violations including speeding, running red lights and fleeing and eluding.

Delaware law enforcement agencies joined the chase and placed additional stop stick immobilizing devices in the roadway. Schultz’s vehicle finally sustained four flat tires and became immobilized in Rehoboth where she was taken into custody. Schultz was charged in Delaware with fleeing and eluding, malicious destruction of property and multiple traffic violations and was held in the Delaware Department of Corrections. Schultz also faces multiple charges in Maryland for the Ocean City portion of the chase and will be charged upon her release from the state of Delaware.