Bowie Police Make DUI Arrest in Single Vehicle Accident

Courtesy of cityofbowie.org, Bowie, Maryland Police were dispatched to a single vehicle accident at 1:23 a.m. at the 15400 block of Annapolis Road.  The report confirmed that the vehicle involved in the crash was in the ditch line. Police officers identified the vehicle as a black Nissan Armada SUV.  The SUV was on the eastbound side of Annapolis Road, but it was facing the opposite direction.

At the law firm of Alpert Schreyer, our Bowie DUI defense attorneys know that if you have been charged with driving under the influence, you have no time to waste.  Being convicted of driving under the influence can be a life-changing event.

Bowie police officers spoke with the driver of the SUV. The driver said that he had been traveling west on Annapolis Road when he lost control of his vehicle and veered off the highway.  After losing control, the SUV slammed into a Comcast Cable box, then a BGE Power pole, and ended up hitting a tree.

Police officers observed that the driver appeared to be uninjured.  The strong smell of alcohol was detected coming from the SUV, as well as from the driver’s breath.  The driver consented to standardized field sobriety tests, which were conducted at the scene, and the driver failed those tests.

Following these tests, the suspect was placed under arrest and issued multiple traffic citations.  The driver was taken to the Greenbelt City Police Department.  When tested further, his blood alcohol content was determined to be .18.

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+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.