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 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.
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.