DUI Related Vehicular Manslaughter in Howard County

Car accident

Car accidentA woman from Ellicott City was served a grand jury indictment this past Monday for charges of vehicular manslaughter. These charges come following the death of Robert Dukehart, whom she hit with her vehicle back in September.

On September 24, at 10:30 a.m., the woman had been driving in oncoming traffic on Green Clover Drive. While on the wrong side of the road, she collided with another oncoming vehicle. After the collision, her car continued to drive on the side of the road, hitting Dukehart, a nearby pedestrian.

After being hit, he was taken to Shock Trauma. On October 20th, he died from injuries sustained in the accident.

After learning that the driver was impaired by drugs while driving and having found them in her vehicle, Police searched her home. At her home, where she lived with her boyfriend, more than $20,000 worth of drugs and related paraphernalia were found.

Included in the seizure were 3.5 ounces of LSD, vials of PCP, heroin, concentrated THC, more than nine pounds of marijuana, 48 pieces of THC packaged as candy and $500 cash. Additional items such as scales and packing materials were also found at the location.

Both the woman and her boyfriend were arrested for drug related charges. They have both been released on bond, $50,000 and $85,000 respectively, according to Police.

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense.  When it leads to the death of another individual, it becomes another matter entirely.  If you are facing DUI, drug or other criminal charges, you cannot afford to make the wrong decision when you choose an attorney to represent you.  Call the offices of Alpert Schreyer, LLC today for your free case evaluation. We will listen to your case and fight to get you the best possible result!  Call us or fill out the contact form on this page to get started!

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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.