Two Maryland State Troopers Injured When Cruiser Hit by Drunk Driver

As reported by Baltimore’s CBS 13 WJZ, two Maryland State troopers suffered non-life threatening injuries when a car operated by a drunk driver crashed into their cruiser.  The crash injured both troopers, who were taken to a Prince George’s Hospital for treatment of their injuries.  The two troopers from the College Park barracks were conducting a crash investigation just after midnight on Interstate 95 in the northbound lanes.  The crash occurred in Prince George’s County near Sandy Springs Road.

The troopers had just set up a pattern of flare signals meant to warn oncoming traffic of the crash.  Their Maryland State Police patrol car had all its emergency equipment and lights activated.  Soon after returning to their patrol car, and while they were filling out their accident reports, their car was hit in the rear by an approaching car whose driver had driven through the flare signals.

The driver of the 2001 Pontiac Sunbird, a resident of Laurel, has been charged with driving under the influence and violating the Maryland move-over law requiring motorists to move over into the far lane when passing by a stopped police cruiser or emergency vehicle with lights activated.

The driver of the Pontiac Sunbird that hit the Maryland State Police cruiser refused medical treatment at the scene of the crash and was taken into custody and later charged with driving under the influence.

If you have been arrested and charged with DUI in Maryland, be aware that your citation is not an admission of guilt.  Contact one of our Prince George’s County DUI defense attorneys at the law firm of Alpert Schreyer.  Our team of defense attorneys will aggressively defend your rights.  Call us today at (866) 444-6363 for a confidential consultation.

About Andrew Alpert

+Andrew is one of the leading DUI and criminal defense attorneys in both the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He blogs about Maryland DUI law, has numerous videos on the subject and has been asked to appear on national television to offer his legal opinion on high-profile criminal cases.