Every so often Maryland law enforcement agencies conduct sobriety checkpoints in an attempt to keep drunk drivers off the roads. A recent check point identified three drivers that were pulled over and given field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests, they were arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
Many Maryland parents never get over losing a child. That pain could only be made worse if that parent is the cause of that child's death. One woman lost her child in a DUI-related death, and she recently pleaded guilty to being the drunk driver that took her daughter's life.
Numerous jurisdictions in Maryland set up sobriety checkpoints over Labor Day weekend. One of those jurisdictions made a total of nine DUI arrests, issued 28 citations and gave two people orders to make repairs. One of the nine arrests was for possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana.
It is easy to make assumptions. For example, it is easy for authorities to assume that an accident that happened at a certain time of the day under specific circumstances is the result of drunk driving. However, more than assumptions are needed to prove that someone is guilty of a drunk driving charge. One man in Maryland will be mounting a criminal defense after an accident resulted in drunk driving charges against him.