Montgomery County Police Cruiser Struck, Driver Charged with DUI

PoliceIn mid-February, a man from Silver Spring, Maryland, was arrested after striking a Montgomery County police cruiser. The driver was charged with numerous traffic offenses.

The marked police cruiser was struck from behind after it had stopped at the scene of another crash. County police stated that the officer whose vehicle was struck had arrived around 6:30 p.m. at the scene of a crash on Norbeck Road.

The officer, who is a ten-year veteran on the force, had pulled up behind a disabled vehicle when the driver rear-ended him, officials stated. The perpetrator’s Mercedes-Benz then swerved around the police cruiser before coming to a stop.

The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were deemed non-life threatening.

According to the police, the driver agreed to a breath test, which resulted in a blood alcohol content (BAC) reading of 0.17. The legal limit in Maryland is 0.08 as of this time.

The driver has been charged with multiple traffic offenses, including driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

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+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.