Two vehicles were involved in a recent collision on a Maryland highway
in Anne Arundel County. One of the vehicles was a Maryland State Trooper
patrol car. The motorist that allegedly struck the officer's car is
drunk driving in the incident.
The accident occurred on a recent Sunday evening near the Chesapeake Bay
Bridge. A 23-year-old man was driving a vehicle when a trooper attempted
to pull him over in traffic. The man reportedly continued to drive after
the patrolman allegedly made several attempts to get him to stop.
The officer is said to driven in front of the man's car, at which point
the man's vehicle reportedly hit the driver's side of the trooper's
patrol vehicle. Upon impact, the man's car then veered into a nearby
traffic wall and flipped on its side. Another male, who was traveling
as a passenger in the overturned car, was transported to a nearby hospital
The driver and the trooper were not injured. However, the motorist was
arrested and now faces several criminal charges, including drunk driving.
Maryland law protects anyone arrested under such circumstances with the
right to seek guidance from a criminal defense attorney who has experience
in DUI cases. This would help him or her ensure that none of his or her
personal rights at any stage in the criminal process. It would also help
to determine all options that might be available in light of the specific
charges he or she will face in court.
Source: news.maryland.gov, "Trooper Struck While Attempting To Stop Impaired Driver In Anne Arundel Co.", Oct. 4, 2015