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.
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.
In the early morning hours of April 13, a 19-year-old college student was hit and killed by a car as he was crossing a street. The car then fled the scene, but police found the alleged driver sometime later. The Maryland woman now faces charges in what police are considering the DUI-related death of the man.
Maryland parents might agree that one of the only things worse than losing a child is being accused of killing that child. One father is living this nightmare after an accident that occurred in Nov. 2013. Authorities charged the man with involuntary manslaughter in connection with his son's death.
A military veteran believed to have been exposed to Agent Orange during his service has a history of alcohol abuse and mental instability. As a result, he has a criminal record that includes multiple DUIs. That was not what recently got him sentenced to five years in prison, however. That sentence is for the DUI-related death of a woman in Maryland.
On Jan. 22, police were called to the scene of a single car accident. When they arrived, they found a severely damaged vehicle in the front yard of a residence and a man near the vehicle in the grass. The preliminary investigation into this Maryland DUI-related death led to the arrest of the driver on several felony counts.
An elderly Maryland woman was crossing the street that takes her from her home to her mailbox when she was struck by a car. That car initially fled the scene, but later returned. The driver of that car was charged with what police believed was a DUI-related death.
Many Maryland parents never get over losing a child. That pain could only be made worse if that parent is the cause of that child's death. One woman lost her child in a DUI-related death, and she recently pleaded guilty to being the drunk driver that took her daughter's life.
As we've discussed in the past, a drunk driving charge can come with serious penalties. You could face license revocation, expensive fines and possibly jail time. While these penalties can drastically affect your quality of life, other drunk driving-related charges can be much worse. One man is finding this out now after a car accident he was involved in ended in death.