Maryland State Police are still attempting to ascertain what happened when a traffic stop was initiated on a recent Wednesday at around 6 a.m. A man is accused of drunk driving after he presumably tried to gain access to the headquarters of the National Security Agency. The man is now facing state charges and could possibly find himself facing federal charges as well.
When the Maryland State Police responded to an accident on the Capital Beltway recently, several lanes of traffic needed to be shut down for the investigation and clean up of the crash. A county police officer was directing traffic at the scene when a vehicle swerved out of the only open lane of traffic and grazed the officer. A news helicopter captured the alleged drunk driving incident.
It was announced recently that the Police Chief in Fruitland was placed on administrative leave with pay. He voluntarily accepted this status while he awaits the disposition of drinking and driving charges in another Maryland county. Reportedly, this is the same status that any other police officer would face in a similar situation.
Virtually everyone in Maryland knows that accidents happen for a wide variety of reasons. Often, it is assumed that the driver responsible must have done something wrong in order to lose control of his or her automobile. On many occasions, that is true. However, just because someone has been accused of DUI does not necessarily mean that the driver was driving while intoxicated.