Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) are a part of many Marylanders' lives. Under the Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016 ("Noah's Law") people convicted of certain DUI-related offenses to have an IID on their vehicles for a designated period.
Many Marylanders are arrested for DUI based, at least in part, on the results of a Breathalyzer test. These handheld tools use sensor technologies to measure a person's blood alcohol content (BAC).
Most people associate DUI charges with driving a motor vehicle under the influence. However, a Maryland man is scheduled to appear shortly in DUI court for allegedly preparing to fly an airplane while intoxicated.
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.