On Jan. 24, 2014, we brought you the story of a case appealed by the Motor Vehicle Administration ("Maryland appeals court to hear case re blood alcohol content test"). A woman insisted on contacting a friend before giving her consent to a blood alcohol content test when she was pulled over for driving under the influence. As it turns out, her friend was an attorney.
Many reasons exist as to why a Maryland resident might fail a field sobriety test after having an accident, the least of which is the fact he or she was just in a crash. Even so, when police believe a driver was impaired at the time, they typically attempt to verify it. However, the fact that an individual fails a field sobriety test is not necessarily sufficient proof of drunk driving.
A Maryland woman was traveling south on Route 113 recently when she became involved in a single-car accident. She survived the accident and was taken to an area hospital. While there, police paid her a visit and by the time they left, they suspected her of drinking and driving.
At the end of August last year, numerous calls were made to a local 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center regarding an SUV crash that occurred around 5:30 a.m. A passenger in the SUV was killed. When Maryland police located the SUV, the driver was arrested in connection with the DUI-related death of the passenger.
Two out-of-state men were riding their motorcycles through Maryland recently. As they headed east on Route 50, the pair slowed to make a turn onto Route 611 to head south. Somehow, the two motorcycles collided. While one of the men went to the hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered in the crash, the other was arrested for DUI and other charges.