When you are facing drunk driving charges, your world might seem dark. In those days, it is vital that you have the representation you need to protect your good name. One person in Maryland is now facing charges that will likely mean that she needs a very strong defense. The woman was driving a bus when other drivers on the roadways called 911 to report a bus swerving all over the road.
Before you head out to a party or family gathering where alcohol will be served, you should take a few minutes to think about how you will get home. By preparing ahead of time, you might save yourself from having to deal with the criminal justice system. The last thing most people want to deal with over the holiday season is seeing the flashing lights of law enforcement behind them, especially when the driver has been drinking and will likely end up in jail.
By now, readers of our blog know that we understand that mistakes happen. We know that facing drunk driving charges is something that no driver ever wants to face. Sometimes, the horror of facing those charges becomes a reality. For a 2009 contestant on "Top Chef," facing drunk driving charges could have been a lot worse.
Nobody usually expects that his or her life will be changed by a drunk driving charge. The reality is that people have to face these types of charges each day in Maryland. When you are facing a drunk driving charge, you might have some questions about what various things mean. Getting answers to these questions can help you to make sure that you understand your charges and the possible consequences.
A woman was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident that recently took place near the campus of the University of Maryland. She was just 21 years old. The police have now arrested the man that they believe to be responsible, and they believe that he may have been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
When emotions run high because of upsetting events, people might turn to drinking. If things get too bad during the events that are occurring, the person might decide that it is best to leave the location. For someone who has been drinking, getting behind the wheel might not be smart, but in some cases, it is the only way to get out of a bad situation. Maryland residents might be interested in learning about a case in which a man is said to have been driving at a high rate of speed when leaving a disturbance.
Imagine if you were stopped for a routine traffic violation by a police officer. Now, imagine that the officer claims to smell alcohol in your vehicle. In the heat of the moment, you opt to decline a standard field sobriety test. Now, you learn that your driving privileges might be suspended for 120 days. For one man in Maryland, that is exactly what is happening.
A Maryland man was taken into custody twice for DUI in the same night. Following the first incident, the accused returned to his vehicle by taxi. When he was spotted driving by the same officer who had stopped him earlier, he was taken into custody again and charged with a second DUI. The Prince George Police Department DUI team reported that his arrests made up half of the total DUI arrests that night.
Maryland residents may be interested to learn of a recent development related to a drunk driving accident that occurred in a neighboring state. On July 11, police arrested a 30-year-old man on several charges arising out of an incident that occurred on June 19.
Maryland residents may be interested in the development of new mobile products that test blood-alcohol content. The National Transportation Safety Board's recent recommendation to drop the legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05 has fueled interest in mobile blood alcohol testing devices. Larger alcohol-testing instruments like the ones use by police can cost up to $10,000. However, the newer, mobile models sell for as little as $30, making them easily accessible.