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Driver accused of drunk driving after crash in Maryland

A man from Maryland's coast was recently involved in a rollover accident as he traveled west on Route 90 at approximately 3:30 a.m. As he was exiting the highway, he somehow lost control of his pickup truck. Police believe the crash was caused by drunk driving and took the driver into custody.

During the crash, the driver was unable to avoid colliding with a sign for a casino in the area before his truck continued into a wooded area. Prior to the vehicle coming to rest, it flipped onto its side. Fortunately, the man did not suffer any significant injuries. In fact, when medical treatment was offered to him at the scene, he refused it.

The driver agreed to participate in a field sobriety test administered by an officer on the scene. According to the Maryland State Police, the man failed the test. As a result, he could face charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Other than the accident itself, no details were provided as to why officers believe this man was impaired at the time. Moreover, the results of any breath or blood tests administered, if any, were not made available.

Being charged with drunk driving can have a significant impact on a person's personal and professional life. If convicted, a driver could lose his or her driving privileges (apart from separate action -- if any -- taken by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration), incur substantial fines and even spend time in jail or on probation. Therefore, it is imperative that an accused individual be proactive regarding his or her defense to such charges.

Source: delmarvanow.com, "Police: DUI cause of Route 90 rollover", , July 29, 2014

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