A Maryland man is headed to prison for a motorcycle accident that occurred in 2012. The man pleaded guilty to a felony -- leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death -- as well as a misdemeanor, driving while intoxicated causing death. He initially faced charges of felony DUI and leaving the scene of an accident, which would have resulted in even more serious penalties. The court sentenced the motorcyclist to one to five years in prison.
Last week in Middletown, police discovered a man who was showing signs of intoxication walking down a street. Earlier in the night, they had discovered a vehicle that had been left on the railroad tracks. Somehow, they determined that the man they found walking was the driver of the abandoned vehicle.
When is a DUI conviction not a DUI conviction? It may sound like a riddle, but one state court recently heard a case that could have an effect on people in Maryland who are facing repeat DUI charges.