A car chase that crossed state lines multiple times came to an end with an arrest in Frederick County early Saturday morning, according to the Maryland State Police.

A Maryland state trooper first joined the pursuit at 12:31 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of U.S. 340 and Md. 17 near Brunswick, but the fleeing vehicle, a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette, had already turned back onto the westbound lanes of 340 headed back toward Virginia, according to charging documents and a state police press release.

The trooper discontinued the chase when the Corvette crossed back into Virginia, but the fleeing driver, later identified as 56-year-old North Bethesda resident Norman Vincent Eric Ulvi, quickly doubled back toward Maryland, leading state police to once again pick up the chase at 12:59 a.m.

This time the pursuit continued eastbound on U.S. 340, allowing a second state trooper to set up stop sticks — a device used by police to deflate a fleeing vehicle’s tires — on U.S. 340 at the Jefferson Pike interchange, according to the charging documents.

Despite flattening the Corvette’s passenger’s side tires, the stop sticks failed to end the pursuit, which eventually led to two Maryland state troopers seemingly blocking the Corvette in the 4300 block of Lander Road, the documents state. When both troopers exited their vehicles to order Ulvi out of the Corvette, Ulvi instead began to ram the police vehicles that were blocking him in, eventually smashing his way free after ignoring multiple commands to stop, the documents state.

The pursuit finally came to an end when the Corvette spun out in the 4000 block of Mountville Road after Frederick County sheriff’s deputies had joined the chase, according to charging documents. While the sheriff’s office will likely file its own charges, Maryland State Police charged Ulvi with two counts each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, second-degree assault against law enforcement and reckless endangerment.

Ulvi was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal bond during an initial hearing before a Frederick County District Court commissioner, according to an online search of court records.

Follow Jeremy Arias on Twitter: @Jarias_Prime.

Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

(36) comments

jth7100

White privilege much? If this guy was black, not only would he be dead, but we'd hear, "well if you just obeyed the police, he'd be fine." "He turned his car into a weapon and the police feared for their lives." "What was he doing with that nice a car?" He was even charged with assaulting law enforcement and where is he currently; out and about.

threecents

And someone probably would have written in this forum that he is a filthy animal.

MD1756

You might only remember minorities who have committed acts of violence being called filthy animals because that is probably what you are looking for and any white murderers being called filthy animals just doesn't register with you. Personally I wouldn't call them animals because I have too much respect for animals.

C.D.Reid

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] MD1756!

bosco

I took to calling them blessed choir boys or PhD candidates because whenever I used more colorful terms like "on the way to the big house", "dirtbag", or "gangsta" Jeremy Arias would shut down the comments.

[ninja]

Kafir al-Amriki

You do realize thousands and thousands of black (and white) men are arrested in similar circumstances and aren't shot by the police?

shiftless88

Amazing how white people can ram cop cars repeatedly yet not get shot.

TomWheatley

or we have better police here.

shiftless88

Not uniformly, that is for sure

gdunn

You have awesome police in Frederick County, that's why.

C.D.Reid

I agree, gdunn, yet there are they, obviously, who insist on trying to politicize everything. When people like sevenstones feels it's necessary to make a comment like "Wait, when do they get to the part where they kneel on his neck?" they only prove their ignorance by trying to equate our law enforcement with that of a rogue cop in Minneapolis.

Kafir al-Amriki

Exactly. This idea that all police are the same is stupid. 18,000 different police departments out there...

KellyAlzan

MSP isn’t known for killing people left and right. And neither was the FCSO until a certain someone became sherrf

C.D.Reid

The FCSO is now "known for killing people left and right" because Chuck Jenkins is sheriff, Plumbum? Is that a fact, now? I seem to have missed all those left and right killings in the articles that weren't printed here in the FNP. Gee..... and you wonder why people "harass" you in the comments. Ever think it just might be because of all the garbage you write?

shiftless88

KR; you are apparently unaware of the nationwide attention that the Ethan Saylor killing by a deputy sheriff received.

C.D.Reid

No, shiftless, I'm well familiar with that incident, and have been since the night it happened. But Plumbum wrote that "the FCSO is known for killing people left and right ever since Chuck Jenkins became sheriff." Do you seriously believe that one incident involving a couple of deputies working as security personnel on the side qualifies as the entire sheriff's office killing people left and right? Do you? Because if you do, you're just as hateful and deranged as she is.

crc1busdriver

I agree!

sevenstones1000

Wait, when do they get to the part where they kneel on his neck?

TaraS

I'm pretty stunned you can ram police cars and get out on any amount of bond!

shiftless88

How is that even possible?? With those charges and a $5k bond??

bosco

"Despite flattening the Corvette’s passenger’s side tires, the stop sticks failed to end the pursuit, which eventually led to two Maryland state troopers seemingly blocking the Corvette in the 4300 block of Lander Road".........Corvettes have had run flat tires for years.

Another PhD candidate who thinks a Corvette can outrun a Motorola.

[ninja]

KellyAlzan

What a dummy. All he had to do was head up harpers ferry road after he crossed into VA and he most likely could have made it back to Bethesda if he played his cards right. I guess it’s his Vette? No mention of it being stoled.

stjohn42

*Was* his 'vette. Doubt there is much left of it after ramming through to police cars. Under the circumstances, a motel room in Charles Town and a quiet ride home down 7 to I-66 would have been a prudent investment.

TomWheatley

Doublebacked across the same bridge? Not the brightest bulb in the pack. Hope none of the Troopers or Sherriffs were hurt chasing this idiot.

Kafir al-Amriki

There's a Norm Ulvi on Facebook, and his cover pic is of a brand new Corvette. What a maroon to purposely wreck such a nice car like that.

DickD

What was the original reason for chase?

C.D.Reid

Good question, Dick. I checked MJCS and didn't see anything other than what was written here. No speeding, drug, or other charges.

jwhamann

I hear banjos playing...

Greg F

Pretty methed up there. $1m bond should be it.

MD1756

Should have been at least a $500,000 bond. That guy has no business being free. If he has a mental issue he needs treatment. If not, he needs jail time.

francesca_easa

I agree MD.

gabrielshorn2013

What an idiot. Ramming steel police cruisers with a fiberglass/carbon fiber car? Released on $5,000 bond? Ridiculous. Good work MSP and FCSO.

C.D.Reid

And ramming a cop car with a year old Vette at that. I would never own one but still, it's a waste of a good car.

bosco

Don't forget to declare that you are not a racist for Fido.[lol][ninja]

C.D.Reid

Sorry bosco, I forgot.

I AM NOT A RACIST!!!

Drgmtown62

Get a room, boys![love]

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it clean. No vulgar, racist, sexist or sexually-oriented language.
Engage ideas. This forum is for the exchange of ideas, not personal attacks or ad hominem criticisms.
TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
Be civil. Don't threaten. Don't lie. Don't bait. Don't degrade others.
No trolling. Stay on topic.
No spamming. This is not the place to sell miracle cures.
No deceptive names. Apparently misleading usernames are not allowed.
Say it once. No repetitive posts, please.
Help us. Use the 'Report' link for abusive posts.

Thank you for reading!

Already a member?

Login Now
Click Here!

Currently a News-Post subscriber?

Activate your membership at no additional charge.
Click Here!

Need more information?

Learn about the benefits of membership.
Click Here!

Ready to join?

Choose the membership plan that fits your needs.
Click Here!