Prince George’s County Council Member Faces DUI Charges

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Cop carA five-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Council has been charged with DUI after a late night incident on November 21st involving a county vehicle.

The man was arrested and charged with DUI after crashing a 2008 Ford Explorer that was registered to Prince George’s County  into another car at around 11:30pm on Wednesday the 21st and subsequently leaving the scene on foot briefly, according to Maryland State Police.  Authorities say that he had walked away from the scene on foot prior to state troopers arriving, but appeared to be heading back to the scene.  The troopers “noted signs of possible impairment” and subsequently arrested him after further investigation.

The Explorer crashed into a Mercedes owned by a couple from Upper Marlboro.  The couple was injured and taken by ambulance to the Prince George’s hospital for medical attention.  State police are continuing their investigation and will consult with the Prince George’s State’s Attorney’s Office about the possibility of additional charges, which may include driving while impaired, negligent driving and failure to control speed to avoid a collision.

Driving under the influence is never the safe choice, yet it happens every day.  If you have been arrested for DUI and/or DWI, the clock is ticking on your future.  One of the most important decisions you face is who you will choose to represent you to help you fight those charges.  Call us now for a free case evaluation.  The attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC are experienced with Maryland drunk driving law and will build an aggressive defense to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your unique situation.  Call or contact us now!

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.