There aren’t many things as embarrassing as being pulled over and handcuffed on suspicion of driving under the influence. Being thrown into the back of a police car and accused of DUI can cause any person many sleepless nights filled with anxiety and worry. To add to the humiliation, many of those who are charged with DUI in Maryland often appear in local newspapers and media outlets for everyone to see.
Details of a recent DUI arrest
Recently in Washington D.C., an off-duty police officer was arrested and charged with DUI. The incident happened during the overnight hours near the 1600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW. According to reports, officers made a traffic stop on a female driver on suspicion of driving under the influence. Reports said another officer who was not in uniform drove up in a marked police car.
Allegedly, the off-duty officer approached and ordered the woman to leave the scene while ignoring the other officers’ commands to stay away. Reports said police noticed an odor of alcohol on the off-duty officer’s breath and asked him to take a Breathalyzer, which he refused. Reportedly, the off-duty officer was arrested and charged with DUI.
Those charged have rights
Although the officer who was arrested has not been convicted of any charges, his life may still be drastically impacted due to this incident. Anyone in Maryland who has been charged with DUI or any criminal offense has the right to speak with a legal representative. A knowledgeable attorney familiar with DUI defense can determine the best course of action while also protecting personal rights of those accused.