According to www.MDCoastDisptach.com, Maryland State Police Officers recently arrested a 34 year old Pennsylvania man twice within 5 hours for driving under the influence of alcohol. Reports indicate that the man was initially arrested for DUI at approximately 1:00 a.m. on westbound Route 90 near Berlin, Maryland. He was taken into custody, processed and released. The man was told by officers that he was prohibited from driving his vehicle in the state of Maryland until 1:00 p.m. that day.
At approximately 6 a.m. the man called police in an attempt to locate his vehicle saying that a friend was going to pick it up. Police advised him to go home and come back for the vehicle.
A short time later the man called a different police barrack inquiring about his car. Officers again informed him that he could not drive for at least 12 hours after the time of his arrest and told him to return for the vehicle at a later time.
At around 6:30 a.m., the man called police and stated that he would not drive but wanted his vehicle back. Shortly after that call officers went to the area where the vehicle was located and saw the man get into his car and drive away. They stopped the vehicle and arrested the man, charging him with a second DUI for driving within a 12 hour period following his prior arrest. Reportedly, a breath alcohol test taken at police barracks after his second arrest indicated a reading higher than .08.
The punishment for a DUI in Maryland can be severe. This man could face even more severe penalties, because the punishment for subsequent DUIs can be even more serious than the charges for an initial DUI. In addition, anyone with a DUI on their record could face many “hidden” costs including but not limited to increased car insurance rates, the inability to leave the country, job loss, loss of security clearance, difficulty opening a bank account, and more.
If you are facing DUI charges in Maryland, time is of the essence. You may have only 10 days from the date of your arrest to save your license. For more information on how we can help, contact Maryland drunk driving attorney Andrew Alpert at 866-444-6363 or 301-262-7005 for a free and confidential case consultation today.