With the holiday season now underway, law enforcement agencies throughout the state are likely gearing up for the possibility of more impaired and distracted drivers on our roads. Here in Anne Arundel County, local police have already joined forces with the Maryland State Police to crack down on distracted and drunk driving. The joint initiative began on Nov. 8. In its first few days, 12 arrests were made of drivers suspected of DUI.
It is said that it does not pay to run from the police. One man found this out the hard way after being sentenced to spend seven years in a Maryland prison. He was convicted of DUI and other charges after pleading guilty prior to his sentencing hearing. The charges stem from an incident that took place back on April 19.
An elderly husband and wife from Maryland were killed recently in a horrific crash that ultimately involved three vehicles. A third person in the couple's vehicle survived the crash, and was in critical condition in an area hospital at last report. The early stage of the investigation has led police to believe that both speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. These preliminary conclusions have resulted in two drivers being charged with DUI.
Maryland basketball fans may have heard that Dalonte Hill will be taking some time away from the team. This announcement comes on the heels of the assistant coach's third arrest for DUI over the last five years. He is set to appear in court on Jan. 17, 2014 on the latest charge.