A week ago we reported on the high number of Maryland drivers from over the weekend being arrested for driving under the influence as well as drunk driving crashes involving state vehicles. This past weekend, more than 50 motorists were arrested for suspicion of drunk driving and a dozen accidents involving drunk drivers occurred throughout the state. This marks the second straight weekend of numerous drivers across the state driving under the influence of alcohol. Accidents occurred in Federalsburg, Waldorf, Jessup, La Plata, Vienna, Westminster, Ardmore, North East, Suitland, and Taylorsville. Some crashes resulted in serious injury, while others resulted in minor injuries. All those drunk drivers involved in the crashes were arrested and charged with DUI.
This trend of several people deciding to drive drunk every weekend must stop. It is not fair to put the lives of innocent people on the roads in danger. Drivers must make smart decisions and call a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to get a ride home. The types of crashes over the weekend ranged from single car accidents to multi-vehicle accidents to hit and run accidents to overturned vehicles.
If you have been arrested for a DUI/DWI it is important that you consult an experienced Maryland DUI attorney immediately because DUI is a criminal offense and carries potentially severe penalties that could affect you for the rest of your life. An experienced attorney can guide you through the court process and find any possible defenses that can either mitigate the penalties in the case, or in some instances, lead to an acquittal or dismissal.
If you or a family member has been charged with DUI or DWI in Maryland and would like a free legal consultation or if you would like more information on DUI or DWI please feel free to contact our office at (301) 854-9000 and schedule an appointment at our office in Silver Spring or throughout Maryland, or visit us on the web at http://www.portnerandshure.com/Criminal-Defense/DWI-DUI/