Salisbury man faces serious drunk driving charges

On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday, September 6, 2012.

A single instance of being charged and convicted of drunk driving can lead to serious repercussions. Solid legal help is a must in such cases. If multiple allegations are leveled against a single person, the necessity is even greater.

Such may be the case for a Salisbury man. Authorities in Wicomico County have charged him with drunk driving for the second time in a month. The first such drunk driving charges were filed in early August. He was pulled over a second time on Aug. 17 by a deputy for apparently driving without his headlights on. The second driving under the influence charge reportedly stemmed from that stop.

According to the police, the deputy smelled alcohol on the driver, which led to a suspicion that the man had been driving under the influence. At that point, the deputy said he conducted field sobriety tests and arrested the driver for DUI.

Officials also reported that the man became confrontational when asked about the earlier arrest. They say he refused to submit to a breath test. Ultimately, the man was booked and the array of charges brought included resisting arrest and second-degree assault.

As noted, drunk driving charges like those alleged in this case can have disastrous consequences. That can occur even before any possibility of a conviction. Maryland drivers who find themselves facing such DUI charges would be best advised to arm themselves with as much knowledge regarding their rights as possible by consulting with an experienced attorney before their case ever goes to trial.

It’s crucial to remember that all defendants in Maryland remain innocent unless and until a conviction is actually obtained.

Source: WBOC-TV, “Salisbury Man Arrested for Second DUI in a Month,” Angelica Spanos, Aug. 22, 2012

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