The Baltimore Sun reported in an article on January 11, 2009, that alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal January 10 car accident in Carroll County. According to the Sun, 21-year-old Timothy Mahoney of Sykesville lost control of his vehicle early on the morning of January 10. Mahoney crossed over into the opposite lane of Route 32 and struck a truck driven by Richard Dixon, also of Sykesville.
Mahoney was pronounced dead at the scene and Dixon was treated for injuries at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Officers found an opened case of beer in Mahoney’s vehicle.
The Sun also reported that one of the witnesses to the crash, Brian Noyes of Eldersburg, had also been drinking. When deputies administered an alcohol test at the scene, Noyes’s blood alcohol concentration was 0.06, lower than the legal limit for intoxication.