MTA Police Officer Released From Hospital After Hit and Run, Driver Charged With DUI

PoliceThis past Saturday, October 1st, Noah’s Law – so named after Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta – officially went into effect. Leotta was making a traffic stop when he was struck and killed by a drunk driver.

Yesterday a police cruiser was hit while pulled over to investigate an accident scene. Police Lt. Kevin Ayd of the Maryland Transportation Authority said “It could have been a lot worse than it was. We’re very fortunate.”

On Wednesday, October 5th, a Maryland Transportation Authority police officer’s car was pulled over to investigate a crash scene when it was struck on the driver’s side by a woman driving under the influence, according to Maryland State Police.  Transportation Authority Officer Jordan Williams came to help at the crash scene, which was at I-95 and the Intercounty Connector in Beltsville.

At the time of the crash, Williams’ police cruiser was in a construction zone with emergency lights on.  Police reported that the driver did not stop and continued driving through the scene, heading northbound on I-95. A 43-year-old woman from Columbia, Maryland was the driver of the car and was stopped by State Troopers on I-95 just a little further north of the crash scene. Officer Williams was released after receiving treatment at a hospital, while the driver was charged with failing to remain at the accident scene and driving under the influence.

12 state troopers have been hit on the Beltway since the beginning of this year.

Driving under the influence is a dangerous risk. It’s even more dangerous when you put other people in harm’s way.  A charge is bad enough…a conviction is obviously much worse. If you or someone you know is in the position of needing legal representation on a DUI charge, don’t waste a moment. The clock is ticking. You need an experienced Maryland DUI lawyer. Contact the offices of Alpert Schreyer, LLC for your free consultation.

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Source:  http://www.nbcwashington.com

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