Once you have reached the legal age, you are now allowed to engage in a number of adult activities in Maryland including drinking alcohol. However, you should be mindful that once you have consumed excess alcohol, you must not drive your vehicle since you can be charged with a criminal offense if you get pulled over by a police officer. Drunk driving can lead to serious repercussions including accidents that often cause serious injuries and fatalities. Drunk driving is not tolerated in Maryland; the state imposes tough penalties upon conviction.
A 20-year-old Edgewater, Maryland, man is facing charges in Anne Arundel County after allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident when he crashed his vehicle into an office building. The man has been charged with both a DUI and failure to remain at the scene of a property damage accident.
A 33-year-old Virginia man is facing 13 charges after allegedly hitting a pedestrian with his minivan and then fleeing the scene. Charges against the man include reckless endangerment, driving under the influence and negligent auto homicide under influence.
A 24-year-old Baltimore man is behind bars and has been charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter after being involved in a deadly crash in Rosslyn, Virginia. The accident occurred early Friday morning.
According to the Baltimore County police, a Hyundai Sonata was traveling north on York Road when he crossed the center line into oncoming traffic on Nov. 7. He struck a vehicle carrying an elderly couple before crossing back into the path of a Dodge Dart in the northbound lanes.
A Stevensville man allegedly driving while intoxicated ran into an Ocean City municipal vehicle bus on June 2. According to Ocean City police, the man is accused of running a stop sign before colliding with a municipal bus. He is also accused of fleeing the scene after the accident.