As fans of the Baltimore Ravens can tell you, the Super Bowl is right around the corner, set to be played on Feb. 3. While it will be a celebratory event for people in Maryland as well as fans of the Ravens' opponent, the San Francisco 49ers, much has gone wrong with the NFL off the field that some fans would probably like to forget.
If you are convicted of drunk driving or a related offense, you could be facing any of a number of consequences, such as jail time, probation, monetary fines, the use of an ignition interlock device and others. Recently, one creative mother decided to inflict her own version of punishment on her teenage son after she caught him driving drunk: she put his car up for sale.
Last month, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals upheld the criminal conviction and sentence handed down to Carl Snowden, the civil rights director of the Maryland attorney general's office, by a lower state court. In doing so, the court effectively convicted Snowden of drunk driving and ordered him to serve three years of probation.
Although the following DUI arrest did not take place in Maryland, we felt that it was a valuable story to share on our Annapolis drunk driving blog, to illustrate the great lengths to which police officers and public citizens alike are now going in order to apprehend and arrest alleged drunk drivers. Hopefully, this story serves as a reminder to be careful how you act in the wake of a potential criminal offense in order to avoid preventable criminal consequences.