What began as a routine drunk driving suspect pullover in Maryland became a high speed chase that came to an end in Washington, D.C. only after the suspect crashed into several cars. According to CBSLocal.com, police attempted to perform a DUI traffic stop on a man in a black pickup truck on the Beltway in Prince George’s County after receiving reports that he may have been driving under the influence of alcohol. However, when police attempted to pull him over, he refused to stop, initiating the pursuit.
Over the course of the incident, the man was pursued by both Maryland State Troopers and D.C. Police Officers, along with a police helicopter. The chase came to an end in D.C. when the man slowed down to approximately 10 miles per hour and crashed into multiple vehicles at the intersection of New York Ave. and Florida Ave. After the crash, the man was taken into custody.
While being found guilty for drunk driving can result in serious penalties for a Maryland resident, it is far better than attempting to elude police and causing a traffic accident. Penalties for such crimes are much more serious and long-lasting than a drunk driving charge. As such, it is important for drivers to understand their limitations and the consequences they can face for a police pursuit.
Being charged with driving under the influence and any related accidents can result in a suspect being charged with heavy fines and facing long standing consequences that can complicate many aspects of life including work, travel, and relationships. If you are facing drunk driving charges in Maryland, the Prince George’s County DUI defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer can put their years of experience and extensive DUI defense knowledge to work for you. For more information, and to speak with one of our DUI lawyers contact our offices at (301) 262-7005.