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Man accused of DUI after running a red light

A 43-year-old man was charged with DUI after being involved in a traffic accident on Aug. 10. The traffic accident occurred in Havre de Grace, Maryland, where Route 40 intersects with Otsego Street, at 3:43 p.m. Police allege that they detected an odor resembling alcohol on the man's breath, which news reports site as the reason for the DUI charge.

The Aberdeen man, who was charged with DUI, was operating a construction vehicle at the time of the accident. Police allege that he drove through a red traffic light without stopping, and collided with another vehicle inside the intersection. Two people, a man and a woman riding inside the other car, were injured in the collision. They were airlifted to the Maryland Shock and Trauma Center located in Baltimore. Fortunately, police report that the man and woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers allege that they detected the smell of alcohol on the breath of the man charged with DUI in this incident. Still, there is no indication that police performed a field sobriety test. Nor is there indication that the man submitted to a Breathalyzer test.

Those accused of DUI may feel the weight of the world pressing on their shoulders, fearing the worst of what could happen if they are convicted. However, Maryland residents accused of crimes, no matter what the accusations involve, will always remain innocent in the eyes of the law until – and only if – they are convicted by a jury of their peers. Numerous and effective legal defense techniques can be employed on behalf of the accused. These techniques can serve to reduce sentences, get charges dropped, and in the event that a trial is necessary, achieve a verdict of not guilty.


The Baltimore Sun, "Aberdeen man charged with drunk driving after Havre de Grace crash sends two to hospital," Bryna Zumer, Aug. 15, 2013

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