Recent reports in Maryland suggest that those being pulled over under suspicion
of intoxicated driving are more often found to be extremely drunk, rather
than merely having had a few drinks. Drunk driving is said to be a rising
concern for state troopers. Often, according to police, drivers who are
tested are showing blood alcohol levels over two times the legal limit
in the state.
Current data states that troopers recently made 80 DUI arrests in a single
weekend in Maryland. State police say that they are very concerned and
working hard to prevent drunk drivers from being behind the wheel. One
alleged intoxicated driver was said to have been driving at speeds in
excess of 90 miles per hour with a young child in the vehicle.
Other disturbing incidents have been reported, including a highly intoxicated
bus driver who attempted to pick up children and another individual who
apparently struck the side of a trooper's car. An additional report
stated that one man was pulled over for suspicion of
drunk driving two times in a few hours. A woman interviewed stated that she is very
concerned by the rising number of accidents related to alcohol on Maryland roadways.
It is obvious that those accused of drunk driving under similar circumstances
as those listed above might have need of legal representation as they
prepare to face the charges against them. Issues such as whether the person
accused has been charged previously for similar offenses and the results
of breath tests can have bearing on how an attorney chooses to defend
a case. Those charged would most likely benefit from any advice or suggestions
a legal professional with experience in alcohol-related cases might have to offer.
Source: baltimore.cbslocal.com, "80 DUI arrests across MD in just one weekend", Rick Ritter, June 16, 2015