BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- State Police in Rockville issued a traffic citation using the new 'Move Over Law' for the first time, charging a woman who hit a state trooper and left the scene.
The law that went into effect October 1, 2010, requires drivers to move over a lane or slow down when they see red and blue emergency flashing lights.
Wednesday night a trooper responded to a traffic accident on the Capitol Beltway near River Road when The Plains, Virginia woman swiped the trooper.
The trooper was hit in his leg and he smashed his hand breaking the side mirror. State Police say the woman didn't know she hit the officer, waited for two minutes and left the scene. Police say when she arrived home she figured out what happened and has been cooperative.
On October 5, 2010, a Virginia State trooper was seriously injured when a tractor trailer driver hit a car and rammed into the trooper who was also on a scene of a crash.