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Defense Attorney John Roth: “It is What it Is” (VIDEO)

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In a Rockville courtroom on Friday afternoon, Judge Robert Greenberg set a bond of $250,000 for Luis Reluzco, the Olney man who is charged with manslaughter by motor vehicle and failure to avoid an emergency vehicle for the Dec. 3rd collision that resulted in the death of Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta. Prosecutors asked for no bond.

After the bond hearing, Reluzco’s defense attorney, John Roth, told reporters that his client is remorseful.

As part of the bond requirements, Judge Greenberg said Reluzco must surrender his passport, not drive under any circumstances, not serve alcohol, refrain from alcohol and non-prescription drugs, and be monitored for both. Reluzco’s wife was also ordered to co-sign his bond. Reluzco’s next court date is set for 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 19th.

Police to Conduct Sobriety Check Point Tonight in Honor of Officer Leotta

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Montgomery County Police will conduct a sobriety check point tonight in partnership with officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department, Rockville Police Department, and Maryland-National Capital Park Police Department in memory of fallen Officer Noah Leotta. According to a news release, officers will be handing out cards that include a picture of Leotta, a message about […]

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DLC Official: Hearing Scheduled to Review Rockville Hooters Liquor License (VIDEO)

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A Hooters restaurant located on Rockville Pike could potentially lose its liquor license for allegedly over-serving an intoxicated patron who has plead guilty to driving and fatally striking Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta in December 2015. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Kathie Durbin,  division chief at the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control, talks […]

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Noah's Law to be Signed by Governor Larry Hogan This Week (VIDEO)

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“Noah’s Law” was passed by the Maryland General Assembly on April 11th. The law requires the use of ignition interlocks for convicted drunk drivers. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Officer Noah Leotta’s father, Rich Leotta, says that the law is scheduled to be signed by Governor Larry Hogan on May 19th and will go into effect October […]

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Officer Noah Leotta's Name Added to National Officers Memorial in D.C.

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Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta’s name has been added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Officer Leotta was on duty last December when he was struck by a vehicle while working a Holiday Alcohol Task Force in Rockville. He died from his injuries a few days later. Next week is […]

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Thousands Raised for Scholarship Fund at Heroes Benefit Honoring Officer Noah Leotta (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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UPDATED More than 300 first responders, family, friends, and residents turned out for a Heroes Benefit event, which was held in honor of fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta on Sunday. The event was held at the Ballroom at Wheaton Glen. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. Proceeds from the fundraiser went to the Heroes, Inc. […]

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Five Things to Know Today, April 8, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, April 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Some Bethesda residents are asking County Council members to delay a vote on the Westbard Sector Plan. A Save Westbard protest is planned today and tomorrow at the Giant Food Store’s parking lot on Westbard Avenue. 2. County Councilmembers Roger Berliner and […]

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House of Delegates Unanimously Pass Noah's Law (VIDEO)

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The Maryland House of Delegates unanimously passed Noah’s Law today, toughening drunk driving laws, according to Police Chief Tom Manger.  It now goes to the Senate. Manger tells us more, including what the law means to him personally and professionally, in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Honors Public Safety Officers (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

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Nearly 1,300 people turned out for the 42nd Annual Public Safety Awards on Friday in Bethesda. The event was hosted by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) and took place at the North Bethesda Marriott on 5701 Marinelli Road. National, state and local officials as well as business leaders took time to honor public […]

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Police Chief Manger Says He's Disappointed with "Watered Down" Version of Noah's Law (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger has been an outspoken advocate of tougher DUI laws after the death of Officer Noah Leotta. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Manger discusses what he plans to do when he travels to Annapolis on March 10 to meet with members of the Maryland Senate.   Related:

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Jamie Raskin on 'Noah's Law:' 'We've Got to Stop the Carnage on the Highways' (VIDEO)

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The Maryland State House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved, “Noah’s Law” on March 3. The law is named after Officer Noah Leotta, who was killed in a collision on Dec. 3, 2015. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin, a sponsor of the bill, talks about the details behind “Noah’s Law.” A version […]

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Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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