Port Tobacco Man Charged with Driving Under the Influence

dui-test-27000071-300x199According to a St. Mary’s County Sherriff’s Office report published by somd.com, a lookout alert was dispatched by the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center for a vehicle that was reportedly being driven in a reckless manner.

The vehicle was soon located by Corporal Carberry in the New Market Turner Road area, traveling on Three Notch Road.  Corporal Carberry observed the Hyundai’s driver commit a traffic violation while turning into a gas station.  Corporal Carberry made contact with the driver, age 23, from Port Tobacco, and while he was speaking with the driver, observed that he showed signs of being intoxicated.

After a standardized field sobriety test was administered, the driver was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).  After further investigation, the officer found that the driver had been transporting a .380 caliber handgun in the vehicle’s glove compartment.  Although the handgun was unloaded, a fully loaded clip was found in the vehicle’s center console not far from where the handgun was located.

The Hyundai’s driver allegedly had no permit to carry a concealed handgun or transport a handgun.  He was charged with illegal transportation of a handgun inside a vehicle that was traveling on public roads.

The St. Mary’s County DUI defense attorneys at the firm of Alpert Schreyer understand that facing the legal system can be a daunting task.  Everyone who has been accused of driving under the influence deserves to have his or her rights protected.  Everyone deserves a fair trial and the chance to protect his or her future.  Our attorneys have a history of obtaining successful results for those clients we represent.  If you have been charged with DUI in Maryland, you have no time to waste.  Call (800) 489-1577 to speak confidentially with one of our attorneys.

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.