21 Aug Maryland police car hit by alleged drunk driver
Throughout Maryland, countless drivers are pulled over and charged with drunk driving every year. Some are over the limit, whereas others are innocent of all charges. Unfortunately, a misleading Breathalyzer reading or a failed field sobriety test could make it seem like you were driving drunk. If convicted, you could face license suspension, fines and even a prison sentence. There is also a chance that your vehicle may be impounded or that you will be required to install an ignition interlock device.
In Howard County, when a police car was hit by another vehicle one evening, the driver of that vehicle was suspected of being drunk. According to reports, the incident happened in Elkridge at around 9:30 in the evening. The police cruiser is said to have been parked at the time and was knocked into another vehicle during the impact. The Toyota that allegedly drove into the police car was being driven by a 26-year-old man whom authorities claim was speeding as well as under the influence.
He was taken to a hospital after the incident and is reported to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, the 26-year-old police officer who was inside the cruiser when the crash occurred was also hospitalized. However, his injuries were also not deemed to be life threatening. It is possible that the Toyota driver will be charged and, if convicted, he could face serious penalties.
If you are facing allegations of drunk driving, you might benefit from the advice and support of an attorney. It can be difficult to build your defense alone without knowing the complexities of the legal system. Fortunately, your attorney can evaluate the details of your case and may be able to help you ensure that the court hears your side of the story. With this guidance, you may be able to secure a lighter sentence or even escape conviction altogether.
Source: Elkridge Patch, “Suspected Drunk Driver Hits HoCo Cruiser in Elkridge: Police,” Elizabeth Janney, Aug. 11, 2015