Maryland woman accused of drunk driving charges, other crimes

On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Drunk Driving on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.

One Maryland woman is facing serious criminal allegations including assault, harassment, underage drinking and DUI after she allegedly resisted an attempt by authorities to arrest her for drunk driving. The drunk driving incident supposedly started when someone placed a disorderly subjects call to authorities. Police officials who responded to the call claimed that they found a 19-year-old woman in a Honda attempting to flee the scene. They followed the vehicle as it drove away and reportedly recognized the woman as being the person who inspired the disorderly subjects call.

At that point, they pulled the woman’s vehicle over and attempted to communicate with her. They allege that she wouldn’t cooperate with them and refused to show any ID or provide answers to their questions. The police officers believed they smelled the scent of alcohol coming from the woman. For that alleged reason, they forcibly removed the woman from her vehicle after she continued refusing to cooperate.

Authorities maintain that the woman’s actions continued to escalate. During the course of their interactions with them, they say she kicked an officer and tried to take an officer’s gun. She also purportedly cursed at officers, refused to answer their questions, threw herself upon the floor and reported screamed at the top of her lungs. After a visit to a hospital where she continued acting in an aggressive and uncooperative manner, authorities eventually took the woman to a police holding cell.

The Maryland woman is now facing various criminal accusations including drunk driving charges. Suspects who find themselves accused of driving while under the influence could be sentenced to lengthy prison terms should they be convicted. However, in order for prosecutors to gain such a conviction, they must prove someone’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. That proof must consist of relevant and compelling evidence that is lawfully obtained. Otherwise, an accused individual will be deemed not guilty in the eyes of the law.

Source: The Evening Sun, “Police: Maryland woman charged with assault after kicking an officer,” Stephanie Weaver, Oct. 12, 2012

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