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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.

Maryland man drives into two homes

A 54-year-old Maryland man drove his truck into a residence and broke a propane line and an electric line in an accident near Baltimore on April 24. The first home caught fire, and a huge burst of flame flew up the side of the home to the second story, damaging the side of the building. A neighbor used a dry chemical extinguisher to put out the fire, so that by the time the fire department arrived, the flames were under control. A spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office indicated that the damage could have been much worse, and people could have been hurt. The driver also backed his truck into a nearby residence and moved it off its foundation. He drove away from the scene through both yards. Police located him a few minutes later and took him into custody. The man faces a drunk driving charge and additional charges for DUI, possession of marijuana and fleeing the scene of an accident. He paid bail and was released.

Maryland woman charged with DUI after head-on accident

A 25-year-old Maryland woman was taken into custody for drinking and driving after she allegedly caused a head-on collision in the early morning hours of March 25. She submitted to field sobriety tests, and although the results of the tests were not released, she faces DUI charges. Early that morning, Maryland law enforcement personnel responded to a call to be on the look out for a white car. Within two minutes, someone reported a head-on collision involving the same vehicle that had hit an SUV. Both vehicles sustained serious front-end damage.

Man receives time in custody for eighth drunk driving offense

A 48-year-old man was convicted of his eighth DWI charge in Wicomico County on Feb. 4. Because of his history as a repeat offender, he received an extra three years in prison and was sentenced to the maximum term allowed according to Maryland law for repeat offenders. However, the court suspended all but one year. The defendant's sixth and seventh convictions occurred less than seven days apart in Oct. 2012. He will serve back-to-back sentences for these three cases in which he incurred DUI charges. He was sentenced to two years and three years, respectively, which means he will need to serve a total of eight years in custody, four of them in the department of corrections. Six of the convictions have been in Wicomico County while his two other convictions were in Worcester County.

Maryland woman enters into plea agreement for DUI charge

A 20-year-old woman was arrested on Oct. 9, 2012, in Conewago Township for drinking and driving. She has pleaded guilty to a DUI charge, driving with a suspended license and attempting to disarm a police officer. According to the terms of her plea agreement, she will spend three months in custody for driving on a suspended license with 10 additional days for DUI, with credit to time already served. She must pay nearly $100 in restitution and could receive additional fines. The plea agreement dropped multiple offenses against her, including felony assault. She will also be on probation for about three years. Following complaints of unruly behavior at a property from local residents, law enforcement stopped her as she was leaving. She admitted that she did not have a driver's license and refused to answer questions before officers attempted to remove her from the car. She did not comply with requests for blood-alcohol content level testing (BAC), but officers determined she could not safely operate her car, which led to the DUI charges. Her license had been suspended because of a prior refusal to submit to BAC testing.

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