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Langley Park Sees Large Numbers of Pedestrian Deaths

Local officials in Langley Park, Maryland, are concerned about the increasing numbers of pedestrian accidents and deaths in the community. Over the past eight years, 138 pedestrians have been struck by vehicles on a single two-mile stretch of highway that runs through the city, with eight of those victims dying from their injuries. Capital News… Read More »

26 Children Aboard Bus That Overturned in Accident on I-95

A recent accident on Interstate 95 in Hartford County caused a charter bus to overturn. There were 30 people on board at the time, including 26 children, two teachers, a parent chaperone and the bus driver. The children attend Philadelphia’s Charles W. Henry School, and the bus was reportedly heading to a field trip in… Read More »

Former Bishop Must Serve Full Sentence for DUI Manslaughter

Former Episcopal bishop Heather Cook, who is serving a seven-year sentence after killing a bicyclist in a drunk driving accident in December 2014, was denied parole in a recent hearing. The ruling means she could have to serve the full term of her sentence. The 60-year-old defrocked bishop pled guilty to charges of driving while… Read More »

Maryland Court of Appeals Rules Even People Not Driving Can Have License Suspended after Refusing Breathalyzer

A recent ruling from the Maryland Court of Appeals states that drivers who refuse a blood alcohol content (BAC) test can still have their license suspended, even if they are not actually driving or even attempting to drive at the time of their interaction with police. Many motorists and activists have expressed their displeasure with… Read More »

What Constitutes Reckless Driving in Maryland?

Reckless driving occurs when someone drives in a way that endangers the lives of others. There are numerous different factors that may impact a reckless driving charge, including the weather conditions, the time of day, the presence of other people and the condition of the vehicle in question. It’s worth noting that reckless driving is… Read More »

What are the Elements of a Criminal Threat?

If someone has accused you of threatening to kill or harm another person, you may be charged with making criminal threats. The threat must be communicated in some way, but it does not have to be a verbal — it could come in the form of email, text message or even body language. It is… Read More »

Driving Behaviors That Can Result in Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

Vehicular manslaughter, unlike homicide, is not a crime of intent. Rather, it involves a driver unintentionally causing an accident that results in the death of another person. There are a variety of driving behaviors that may result in vehicular manslaughter charges if a fatal accident occurs: Negligence: Ordinary careless driving may lead to a vehicular… Read More »

Proposed Legislation Involves Tougher Penalties for People Causing Injuries in Drunk Driving Crashes

Washington County State Delegate Brett Wilson recently proposed new legislation that would stiffen the penalties for people who cause serious injuries due to driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The potential new law would change some language in Maryland’s existing criminal statutes related to the penalties for injuries resulting from accidents impaired… Read More »

Maryland State Police Step Up Patrol Efforts St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Maryland State Police knew St. Patrick’s Day weekend would be a prime time for alcohol consumption and drunk driving — and decided to ramp up enforcement efforts over the weekend. The results were a large number of citations, arrests and traffic stops. Troopers stopped a total of 199 vehicles over the holiday weekend and were… Read More »

Anne Arundel Police Arrest Driver Who Reportedly Caused Fatal Accident

Anne Arundel County Police recently arrested the driver of a vehicle that allegedly struck and killed a motorcyclist before fleeing the scene. According to police, the accident occurred Friday, March 17 on Conway Road in Odenton. The car was heading south on Conway close to its intersection with Patuxent Road at about 3:37 p.m. that… Read More »

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