A truck crash on Interstate 95 on the night of February 15 didn’t result in any injuries, but the massive amount of concrete solution that was spread across the highway resulted in both Interstate 95 and 895 closing for cleanup. The truck driver was reportedly driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and has been arrested and charged with DUI and negligent driving, according to ABC2News.com.
Although it has been reported that the truck driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident, details concerning how the crash exactly happened are still unknown and police are investigating the accident. The Maryland DUI accident occurred around 8:30 pm by the toll plaza at Fort McHenry Tunnel, spilling the concrete solution across I-95 and down onto the lower lanes of I-895. Since the solution was non-toxic, there was no concern about lasting effects on bystanders or anyone living nearby, but the cleanup took many hours and was only finished in the early hours of February 16th in order to accommodate morning traffic.
Since the man was a licensed truck driver operating a commercial vehicle, he now also faces federal charges for violating the Motor Carrier Safety Law by driving drunk.
Being charged with drunk driving can have long-lasting effects on anyone’s life, but those who drive as part of their job can incur the worst penalties. Those who operate commercial vehicles and are convicted of a DUI may lose their commercial license and be unable to make a living, whether they drove drunk on the job or on personal time. If you or a loved one is facing such charges, the Annapolis drunk driving defense lawyers at Alpert Schreyer have the years of experience necessary to successfully defend you from these charges and their penalties. Call us today at (866) 444-6363 for more information on how we can help you.