There are few things as embarrassing and humiliating as being handcuffed, thrown into a police car and charged with driving under the influence. Being accused of drunk driving is a serious and usually challenging experience. To make matters worse, those who get arrested for DUI in Maryland often appear in local media reports for everyone to see.
Man accused of DUI after accident
Recently in Bethesda, a driver was arrested and accused of drunk driving after a crash that allegedly injured a Maryland state trooper. The incident happened at night on Interstate 270 northbound near Tuckerman Lane. Reportedly, law enforcement responded to reports of flooding in the roadway.
According to allegations, a Maryland State Police patrol vehicle was parked with its emergency lights on to divert traffic away from the flooded area when the vehicle was hit from behind by a sedan. Police said the officer inside the vehicle received minor injuries and was treated. Reports said the driver of the sedan was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. The incident remains under investigation.
Help for those accused
Although the driver in this report has not been convicted of the charges, his life can still be drastically altered due to this accident. Any person in Maryland who has been charged with DUI has the right to speak with a legal representative about their options for defense. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney familiar with DUI defense can determine the best course of action while ensuring the protection of individual rights.