Back in October of last year, a former Maryland assistant basketball coach was arrested for driving under the influence ("Maryland coach charged with drinking and driving," Oct. 28, 2013). In that story, it was reported that he received a drunk driving charge after being involved in what police characterized as a DUI-related accident. Recently, a judge sentenced Dalonte Hill on a charge of driving under the influence.
At the beginning of June, a NASCAR race took place in a neighboring state. Due to the close proximity of the race to Maryland, a DUI checkpoint was set up to discourage people from driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. A DNR officer, troopers and sheriff's deputies operated the checkpoint.
On Nov. 29 of last year, a Maryland man had an argument with family at a party. He left and went to pick up his children, a 3-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy. As he drove north on Interstate 95, he became involved in two accidents. Recently, he was sentenced in the DUI-related death of his own son.
In February of last year, three men were traveling north on Route 13 when the vehicle they were riding in collided with a tow truck. All three men were injured, but unfortunately, one of them died a few days later. A jury recently convicted the Maryland man who was driving the vehicle that night of vehicular homicide (DUI per se) and other charges relating to the fact that he was impaired the night of the crash.