For the second time in a week a Maryland State Trooper’s car has been hit by a driver who didn’t move over for an emergency vehicle on the shoulder.
On Saturday, August 27th around 6:40am, a Maryland state trooper was in the middle of conducting a traffic stop on the side of Interstate 270 when a Ford Fusion struck the police cruiser. The trooper was not in his vehicle at the time of the collision and was not injured.
The trooper had pulled over a Honda Odyssey, which was also struck in the collision. That driver was also fortunately not injured, but the 29 year old driver of the Ford Fusion taken to the hospital to receive medical treatment. He is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol and troopers stated that he refused both a blood test and a breathalyzer.
I-270 in Montgomery County has seen several incidents in the past few months including a trooper being seriously injured in June when his car was hit by an alleged drunk driver, as well as an incident last Thursday near Rockledge Drive in which two police cars were hit.
All states in the US have laws about moving over for emergency vehicles. In Maryland, drivers must move over for both emergency vehicles and tow trucks. Failure to move in these instances can result in serious injury and even death. If you or someone you know is involved in an accident and is facing DUI charges, there is no time whatsoever to waste. You need help and you need it now. Contact the experienced Maryland DUI attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, who will listen to the details of your arrest, review all of the facts and fight for the best possible outcome in your unique situation. Call us today for a free case evaluation.