Many people think that getting a DUI is just a minor infraction -- until they get one. Then they realize just how serious and costly the penalties can be and the impact that a DUI conviction can have on their lives.
A Maryland State Police trooper has broken a state record for the most DUI arrests. His DUI arrest record has equaled or exceeded 100 for the past four years, including 2017. He had already surpassed 100 arrests before the end of the year.
If you work in Montgomery County or are planning to drive to or through there this holiday season, be aware that law enforcement officers from multiple agencies are out in force with the goal of keeping drunk drivers off the road. The annual Alcohol Holiday Task Force started its work in mid-November. It will continue through the first weekend in January.
Drunk driving takes the lives of too many college students -- over 1,000 annually. Young drunk drivers (those 16 to 24) are responsible for nearly 40 percent of drunk driving accidents in which others lose their lives. These are sobering statistics, but important ones to remember for students attending parties at school and while they're home on winter break.
A Maryland woman must return to prison after setting off the ignition interlock device in her car multiple times. A judge ordered her to serve 16 more years for a fatal 2009 drunk-driving crash.
Prosecutors in Prince George's County, Maryland dismissed charges against a star University of West Virginia wide receiver on August 30. He'd been previously been in arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence back in May. The 19-year-old is still slated to stand trial in Morgantown, West Virginia, for a second DUI in August.
The legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes is spreading across the country. Although marijuana is widely legal for medical purposes and used legally and illegally in every state, one leading insurance research group sought to quantify just how much effect legal recreational marijuana had on the number of car crashes.
Keeping the roads safe is a priority for many police officers. As this long holiday weekend begins, police officers will be taking more of an interest in watching for signs of drunk driving. What does this mean for you? It means that you need to stay away from the driver's seat if you have any alcohol to drink.
A man that failed to make an appearance at his sentencing hearing back in May in his drunk driving case was finally sentenced on Friday, June 9, 2017. The judge imposed the maximum allowable sentence of 50 years in prison for causing the death of two children and three women in the 2014 Oxon Hill crash.
A Prince George's County police officer is facing multiple charges, including driving under the influence, after a crash this month in which he was driving a patrol car. He has also been suspended from his job.