Overnight, a drunk driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the Bright Center West strip mall in Owings, Maryland. As a result of the accident, a fire started in the building causing significant damage. After preliminary investigations, police determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Fortunately, this occurred at night when nobody was inside the building. Three firefighters are recovering from minor injuries in trying to put out the fire.
Exact details of how much the driver had to drink that night and what his blood alcohol levels were at the time of the crash are unknown. Serious accidents involving alcohol like this one occur far too often in Maryland. We are lucky that no one was seriously injured in this crash, but there are so many innocent people who have not been as fortunate recently. Several people in Maryland continue to urge lawmakers to strengthen the state’s DUI laws. If more accidents like this one continue to occur, that might just happen. Drunk driving laws already result in serious consequences, and if they become even more strict, it becomes even more important for DUI offenders to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help defend the charges.
Nobody should ever be drinking and driving, but if you find yourself making that poor decision and police do stop you and charge you with DUI, it is imperative to hire an attorney who handles these matters every day. While DUI cases might seem straightforward and simple to handle, there are several pieces of information that only your attorney can help you with so as to mitigate the consequences as much as possible. Our DUI attorneys will guide you every step of the way and prepare you for trial.
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 Annapolis or throughout Maryland, or visit us on the web at http://www.portnerandshure.com/Criminal-Defense/DWI-DUI/