Tonight, many Annapolis residents will don costumes in celebration of the Halloween holiday and take to the streets in search of candy and fun. The Maryland State Police will also be out in full force, albeit for a somewhat different reason.
A senior member of the University of Maryland basketball team will be eligible to play in the team's season opener after the drunk driving charge that had been filed against his was dropped earlier this month. Because he is no longer facing a DUI or DWI offense, the Maryland student-athlete code of conduct no longer applies to him, and, as such, he will not be suspended from any upcoming basketball games.
An Annapolis man has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and several other related charges that were filed against him following a 2011 car accident that left a 20-year-old woman dead. The 30-year-old man is scheduled to be sentenced early next year, at which time he could face up to one year in jail and $1,000 in monetary fines.
Last year, a Maryland man was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and several related offenses in connection with a fatal car accident in which a 66-year-old man was killed. Two months later, the man was arrested in Anne Arundel County once again, this time for driving under the influence of alcohol.