As reported by TheBayNet.com, a Maryland State Police Trooper responded to a single vehicle accident March 2 at 2:09 a.m. The accident occurred south of Route 488 on Route 5 in Charles County. The crash involved only a Pontiac Sunfire that had been headed north on Route 5 when the incident occurred and resulted in the driver being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The driver of the Pontiac Sunfire was not at the scene when the trooper arrived, but the trooper was able to locate him a short distance away from where the car was located.
The trooper conducted an investigation at the scene of the accident. His conclusion was that alcohol and speed both played a role in the crash. The driver admitted to driving too fast and losing control of the vehicle. The car had hit the guardrail in the center median of the highway and then proceeded to veer off the highway.
The official stated that he detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath. The driver allegedly did consent to a battery of field sobriety tests but could not successfully complete them. He was at that time arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He submitted to an intoximeter breath test which revealed his blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit in the state of Maryland.
If you have been charged with DUI in Maryland, you should know that your name on the citation is not an admission of guilt. You should immediately contact one of the Charles County DUI defense attorneys at the law firm of Alpert Schreyer. You can contest suspension of your driver’s license but you must request a hearing within 10 days of your arrest. Call (800) 489-1577 today to discuss your case.