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Drunk driving saturation increase on holiday weekends in Maryland

When a holiday occurs, some people decide to celebrate the holiday by drinking alcoholic beverages. For some people, it might be necessary to drive somewhere after enjoying alcohol. If the alcohol is affecting that person's driving abilities, they might end up in an accident. Maryland State Police are trying to stop that from happening by increasing enforcement efforts on holiday weekends, such as the St. Patrick's Day weekend that recently passed.

Two arrests in same location on DUI charges

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.

Maryland court rules alcohol smell grounds for license suspension

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.

Maryland teens charged after blowing up mailboxes

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.

Maryland man charged with DUI twice in one night

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.

30-year-old man accused of driving under the influence

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.

Demand for mobile alcohol testing units on rise

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.

Maryland man crashes SUV into a Wendy's restaurant.

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.

Maryland bus struck by alleged drunk driver

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.

Trial set for Maryland man accused of DUI

A thirty five year-old Maryland man is faced with DUI Charges stemming from his allegedly causing a head-on collision with a motorcycle rider. The accident, which happened a year prior to the trial, left the man on the motorcycle severely injured. He suffered broken bones, lacerated internal organs and brain trauma. Additionally, the motorcyclist was left in a coma for three months as a result of the accident.

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