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.
The State of New York has decided to say "when" to drunk and drugged drivers. Under new "emergency" regulations just issued, drivers with five or more drunk or drugged driving convictions over their lifetime will have their licenses permanently revoked. Three or more intoxicated driving convictions plus at least one serious traffic offense within a 25 year period will also lead to permanent revocation. This is the first time that Empire State motorists have ever faced the prospect of losing their driving privileges for life after being convicted of multiple drunk or drugged driving crimes.