Every year, Maryland State Police troopers aggressively search for impaired drivers during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Their statewide crackdown on impaired drivers is intended to deter driving while impaired through a media campaign and through high-visibility enforcement of DUI laws.
Courtesy of smnewsnet.com, driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher is illegal in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.
In St. Mary’s County, Maryland State Police will be out in force and will conduct sobriety checkpoints in the effort to keep Southern Maryland motorists safe by continuing to fight impaired driving.
According to Lieutenant Michael Thompson of the Leonardtown Barrack, Maryland State Police, research has proven that high visibility impaired driving enforcement does lower the number of serious injuries and driving fatalities. Every 51 minutes across the U.S. one alcohol-related fatality occurs. Getting impaired drivers off the road and discouraging those under the influence from getting behind the wheel can reduce the number of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities by 20 percent or more.
Those who are charged with driving drunk face loss of their driving licenses, time in jail, lost wages from missed work, potential loss of employment, and much higher insurance premiums. Those consequences are beyond the extreme personal difficulties that defendants often face when convictions impact their relationships with friends and family.
The St. Mary’s County DUI defense attorneys at the firm of Alpert Schreyer believe everyone’s rights deserve to be protected. If you have been accused of driving under the influence, facing the legal system on your own can be daunting. You deserve to have your rights protected and the opportunity to protect your future. Call us at (800) 489-1577 for a private no-cost consultation.