At 10:53 p.m., Maryland State Police Trooper Costello was responding to the report of a traffic accident in Prince Frederick at Main and Church Streets. Upon making contact with the driver involved, Trooper Costello detected the odor of alcohol. A switchblade knife was discovered in the man’s pocket during a search. He was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center.
The DUI defense attorneys at the firm of Alpert Schreyer want you to know that in the state of Maryland there is “implied consent law,” meaning that if you are licensed to drive in Maryland, you have given implied consent to submit to an alcohol breath test should a police officer ask you to do so. Should you refuse the officer’s request for a breath test, your license may be suspended for up to 120 days. You must request a hearing within 10 days through the MVA at the Office of Administrative Hearings to contest the suspension of your license.
Later in the week, a Lusby man, age 20, was found walking in Prince Frederick in the area of Mint Court by Maryland State Police Troopers First Class Wiesemann and Smith. The troopers were responding to a complaint regarding a loud noise and possible drug sale or possession. The man contacted was found to be intoxicated. His vehicle was parked close by, and troopers advised him not to drive. Soon after, troopers spotted the man inside his vehicle attempting to leave the area and arrested him for driving under the influence. He was jailed at the Calvert County Detention Center.
If you have been arrested and are facing the charge of driving under the influence, you should seek the help of one of the experienced Calvert County lawyers at the law firm of Alpert Schreyer. A drunk driving conviction carries serious penalties. Don’t face the charge alone. Contact us today at (410) 414-9997 for a free, confidential case evaluation.