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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 »

Maryland State Police Look for Driver Who Fled Scene of Accident Involving Trooper

Maryland State Police have been investigating a two-vehicle accident that involved one of the agency’s troopers. The accident reportedly occurred Thursday, March 16 in Hagerstown at around 8 a.m. According to police officers, the two vehicles collided at the intersection of South Potomac Street and Memorial Boulevard. One vehicle was a passenger car and the… Read More »

2 People Charged in Frostburg Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Accident

Deputies from the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office recently responded to a pedestrian hit-and-run accident in Frostburg, Maryland. According to police, the accident occurred on Piney Mountain Road, while a father and his son were taking a walk. A car suddenly appeared and struck the father, with the driver then fleeing the scene. The man had… Read More »

Driver Arrested After Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Alcohol

Montgomery County Police recently arrested a woman who allegedly caused a car accident that killed a Washington man, and then fled the scene. Per reports, officers responded to the initial accident in Silver Spring at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4. The preliminary investigation revealed the 49-year-old victim was attempting to cross the street at… Read More »

2 People Killed in I-270 Crash in Frederick

Two people have died from injuries they suffered in car accident on Interstate 270 in Frederick Wednesday, March 1. The crash occurred on the northbound section of the interstate, close to Baker Valley Road. According to the Maryland State Police, a Chevrolet Corvette was traveling at a high rate of speed when it suddenly shifted… Read More »

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