August 19, 2003
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
BODY SHOP AND OWNER CHARGED FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE OFFENSES
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that charges have
been filed against a Baltimore County auto body shop and its owner
for hazardous waste offenses. Bayside Autobody, Inc., located at
310 Eastern Avenue in Baltimore, was charged with one felony count
of illegally storing, treating and disposing of a controlled hazardous
substance at Wildwood Beach Road in eastern Baltimore County on
January 8, 2003. Bayside faces three additional counts for failing
to properly label a hazardous substance, failing to require evidence
of a hauler's certification before having a hazardous substance
transported, and for contracting with someone other than a valid
hauler to transport a hazardous substance. Bayside could face fines
of up to $100,000 for the first count, and up to $25,000 for each
of the remaining counts.
M. McClelland, 48, owner of Bayside Autobody, was charged with failing
to require evidence of a hauler's certificate, driver's certificate
and vehicle certificate prior to having a hazardous substance transported.
McClelland faces a maximum penalty of up to one year in prison and/or
a $25,000 fine.
filing of a charging document is merely an allegation; all defendants
are presumed innocent until proven guilty.