There are certain things that people expect to happen if they are convicted of a drunk driving offense. Some people might expect to have to pay fines or go to a treatment program. Some might even know that they are likely to have their driver's license suspended or revoked after they are convicted. There are some instances in Maryland in which a person who is convicted of drunk driving might face certain driving restrictions.
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.
We discussed a case last week that had to do with the Maryland "Top Chef" contestant who pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge and didn't have to serve time in jail. If you are thinking to yourself that he must be one lucky guy, you might wonder how he ended up with the sentence he did. One answer to that might be that the man had a strong defense.
Suspicion of DUI is a serious offense and it should not be treated lightly. A drunk driving charge can disrupt a person's life, while a conviction can cause even more inconvenience. Depending on the severity of the offense, a person could have to pay fines, court costs, partake in community service, lose their license or even face a jail sentence. Whether you live in Gaithersburg or Waldorf, it's an experience everyone should really try to avoid.
Police took three teenage boys into custody in Anne Arundel County after they allegedly blew up mailboxes. Police began to receive numerous emergency calls around 1 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26. Callers were reporting possible shots heard in Davidsonville in the 1500 block of Patuxent Manor Road.
A Lanham man who was allegedly driving while intoxicated crashed through glass windows and into a Wendy's restaurant. The crash happened moments after the man, who was stopped at a red light, did not move when the light turned green. The car behind him honked the horn, and the man accelerated, driving through some bushes, a parking lot and through the restaurant's windows.
Police and EMS were called to the area of 7th Street and Philadelphia Ave. in Ocean City on a reported collision between an automobile and a municipal bus. According to police, a municipal bus was traveling south on Philadelphia Avenue when a westbound car allegedly ran a stop sign and crashed into the bus. The vehicle then hit a parked vehicle and fled the scene.
Five motorists were arrested for drinking and driving during a time span of just a few hours at a Howard County DUI stop. The DUI charges were filed at the checkpoint when authorities observed more than 600 drivers who passed through the stop. Three agencies were present, including the Maryland State Police, the Howard County Police Department and the Howard County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.). One of those arrested was also found to be driving on a suspended license. The stops combat those who are driving while they drink or use drugs by placing numerous authorities in a small geographic area. A grant provided some of the funding for the checkpoint, which is part of a national campaign to reduce drinking and driving.