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Woman accused of smashing into cruiser while driving drunk

When someone is involved in an accident, one of the first things that Maryland police will consider is whether the driver has been drinking and driving. Employing a field sobriety test can offer the police a possible insight into the state of mind of the driver. However, it is very important to remember that field sobriety tests are not always conclusive and do not necessarily result in a DUI conviction.

Talk in Maryland about cracking down on first time DUI offenders

Though Maryland drunk driving laws have been tightened in recent years, many special interest groups are lobbying to increase the severity of such penalties to an even greater degree. The focus of many such groups is now on the individual charged for the first time of such an offense.

Maryland police officer commits suicide when pulled over for DUI

There is now a stigma that goes along with being arrested for drunk driving. Being pulled over for a DUI could lead to large fines and significant jail time. However, because such arrests are often publicized in local newspapers before there has even been a determination of guilt or innocence, those individuals arrested often face public embarrassment and the possible breakup of their family as well.

Maryland sting operations during St. Patrick's Day weekend

A number of individuals were arrested by Maryland State Police for DUI during increased law enforcement presence over St. Patrick's Day weekend. Probably no one would be surprised at the increased number of arrests that occurred since the holiday did fall on a Saturday night.

Two drivers impaired in fatal Maryland crash?

A recent fatal Maryland accident demonstrates the difficulties when it comes to trying drunk driving' cases. Finding exactly what occurred will be extremely complex as it is alleged that both drivers involved in the crash were labeled as being drunk.

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