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.