Prince George’s County Police Officer Charged after Drunk Driving Crash in Cruiser

A single vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 1 and Tanglewood Drive in Bladensburg on May 19 around 5:15 am resulted in a Prince George’s County police officer being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). As reported by Gazzette.net, the 38-year-old Prince George’s County Police officer was driving in his marked police cruiser while off duty when he crashed his vehicle.

The responding police officer suspected that the man was under the influence of alcohol and administered a breathalyzer test, which showed an alcohol level of 0.13. The off duty officer was charged with DUI and police are currently investigating the accident. The County State’s Attorney will also review the case.

Being convicted of DUI can have serious repercussions on the personal and professional life of a defendant, including professional licensing loss for drunk driving, especially for someone who works in law enforcement. Additionally, being involved in a drunk driving crash in Maryland that results in injuries or death can result in even harsher penalties for a convicted defendant. Depending on the circumstances of the accident and the results of the crash, defendants may face years in prison, significant fines and a loss of driving privileges.

If you are facing DUI charges in Maryland, the Prince George County drunk driving defense lawyers at Alpert Schreyer have the years of experience and skills necessary to build an aggressive defense on your behalf. For a complimentary consultation on your case, call our offices today at (301) 262-7005.

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.