Prince George’s volunteer fire chief arrested

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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — Police say that they have arrested a volunteer chief for the Silver Hill Fire Department after he allegedly fled a traffic stop.

Officers say they were dispatched to Lisa Drive in Waldorf for a report of a man threatening to slash his girlfriend’s tires and saw Matthew Fowler, 49, in a Ford F-150 with PGFD logos. They say they initiated a traffic stop, but Fowler fled.

They pursued the vehicle on and off for several hours until they were reportedly able to pull Fowler over about a mile away from Lisa Drive. They arrested Fowler and charged him with 22 traffic violations, including negligent driving and reckless driving.

Police say Fowler was operating a fire department vehicle when the crimes occurred.