Maryland Man Gets Ten Years In Prison For Death Of Officer Noah Leotta

Noah's LawThe man responsible for the drunk driving death of Rockville, Maryland police officer Noah Leotta has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the incident, which was instrumental in the passing of Noah’s Law, which went into effect October 1st.

47-year-old Luis Reluzco pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter in the death of Leotta and the ten-year sentence was handed down last Thursday, according to Montgomery County State Attorney’s spokesman Ramon Korionoff.

The news comes as the Hooters restaurant in Rockville surrenders its liquor license today and will shut down permanently as a result of the case.

It was close to a year ago – December 3, 2015 – that Reluzco entered Hooters at around twenty minutes after five p.m. and began drinking.  He was there for over four hours before leaving at 9:40 p.m. and driving north on Rockville Pike.  According to police records, his blood-alcohol concentration was 0.22, nearly three times the legal limit.  When he hit Leotta with his vehicle, the officer was in the middle of conducting a traffic stop as a part of a holiday drunken-driving enforcement task force.

A drunk driving charge can have major consequences on your life and your future.  If you or someone you know is facing DUI charges, there is no time to waste.  You need help and you need it now.  Call or contact the experienced and knowledgeable Maryland DUI attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC now for your free case evaluation.  We will listen to you and fight for the best possible outcome in your unique situation.  Your future is at stake…call us today.

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