Suspected Drunk Driver Injures Deputy in Route 40 Crash in Edgewood

In the early hours of the morning on June 15, a suspected drunk driver struck the patrol car of a Harford County sheriff’s deputy, according to an article in The Baltimore Sun. The driver, a 21-year-old man, along with a passenger, were traveling west on Route 40 in Edgewood. The man apparently lost control of his vehicle, hit a median, became airborne and crashed into the deputy’s car.

It took 45 minutes for volunteer firemen to free the deputy from his vehicle. Neither the driver nor the passenger in the other car were injured, however the deputy was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was later released.

The 21-year-old faces charges of Maryland driving under the influence (DUI), failure to control speed and reckless and negligent driving, according to the sheriff’s office.

If you have been charged with a DUI in Maryland, it is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities. Depending on your situation, you may be faced with driver’s license suspension, fines or even jail time. During such overwhelming times, you should have a lawyer with experience in defending DUI charges.

At Alpert Schreyer, LLC we understand your situation and have the experience necessary to help you. Our Maryland drunk driving attorneys have defended over 1,000 DUI/DWI cases and are familiar with what it takes to get the best possible outcome for your case. We know that you have questions about how this charge will affect your life, so contact our Bethesda DUI lawyers today for a free, confidential consultation. Call us at 866-444-6363.

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.