Last night, several drivers called the police and reported a driver who was weaving across lanes and driving extremely slow. When police arrived, they found the driver exhibiting behavior of someone under the influence of alcohol or another controlled dangerous substance. State police tried to get the driver, a 23 year old resident of Baltimore County, to stop his vehicle, but it was to no avail. The police officer first tried driving next to the impaired driver’s car to tell him to pull over immediately. When that failed to work, the officer tried driving in front of the car to get him to stop that way. As the officer made his maneuver, the impaired driver crashed into the side of the state trooper vehicle and flipped his own vehicle on its side. This finally brought the impaired driver to rest so that police could arrest him.
In addition to the impaired driver, there was another passenger in the car who was also impaired. No major injuries were reported in the crash, and luckily, no innocent bystanders were injured either. Police have charged the driver with driving under the influence, assault, and reckless endangerment. It is unknown at this time whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol or some other substance.
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. 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.
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